(France, 1958, 90 minutes)
An unhappily married, bored provincial housewife who spends most of her time with her society friend and polo-playing admirer in Paris is swept off her feet by an archaeologist who gives her a ride home. Hyper-romantic, affecting melodrama of adultery that created a public scandal for showing a woman happier with her lover than with her family.
A Pyramide Distribution release. Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France presents a Nouvelles Éditions de Films production. Starring Jeanne Moreau; with Jean-Marc Bory, Judith Magre, José Villalonga; and Alain Cuny. Directed by Louis Malle; screenplay (uncredited) by Louis Malle and Louise de Vilmorin, based on the novel by Dominique Vivant, Point de lendemain; dialogue, Louise de Vilmorin; music by Johannes Brahms; director of photography (b&w, Dyaliscope widescreen), Henri Decae; production designer, Bernard Evein; film editor, Léonide Azar.