NC-17 | | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo turned down the role of Paul.
When Paul and Jeanne are at the sinks together, she says, "I prefer to be a whore." Her lips do not move during that line.
A four-hour rough cut of the film exists. Not much is known what this version contains, but apparently it is the version of the film in which Gato Barbieri, the film's composer viewed four times in August of 1971, in order to decide where music was needed in the film.