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The Soft Skin

The Soft Skin

Jean Desailly
Director: François Truffaut Cast: Jean Desailly
Jean Desailly
, Françoise Dorléac
Françoise Dorléac
, Nelly Benedetti
Nelly Benedetti
François Truffaut

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Francois Truffaut directed this simple tale of revenge and adultery which features an exceptional musical score by Georges Delerue. The story concerns a love affair between successful literary magazine editor Pierre Lachenay (Jean Desailly) and alluring airline stewardess, Nicole Chomette (Francoise Dorleac). They meet on a flight to Lisbon, where Pierre is scheduled to deliver a lecture. When he returns to Paris, they continue their affair, but find it is difficult to set up their clandestine trysts, so Pierre arranges a lecture trip to Riems, where they can be together. In Riems however, Pierre finds it difficult to keep the affair a secret from his lecture sponsors. Upon his return to Paris, his wife Franca (Nelly Benedetti), suspicious her husband is having an affair, quarrels with Pierre, who leaves her and asks Nicole to marry him. Nicole refuses his proposition and Pierre attempts to reconcile with his wife. But Nelly, with a gun in her bag, is en route to surprise Pierre at his favorite restaurant for a final confrontation.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2015
UPC: 0715515141116
Original Release: 1964
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 18,151

Special Features

Audio commentary by screenwriter Jean-Louis Richard and François Truffaut scholar Serge Toubiana New video essay by filmmaker and critic Kent Jones Mousieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock, a 1999 documentary by film historian Robert Fischer Interview with Truffaut from 1965 about the film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Desailly Pierre Lachenay
Françoise Dorléac Nicole Chomette
Nelly Benedetti Franca Lachenay
Daniel Ceccaldi Clement
Jean Lanier Michel
Paule Emanuele Odile
Carnero Organizer at Lisbon
Georges de Givray Nicole's Father
Catherine Duport Young Girl at Rheims
Harlaut Mme. Leloix
Charles Lavialle Night Porter at Hotel Michelet
Olivia Poli Mme. Bontemps
Jean-Louis Richard Man in Street
Brigitte Zhendre-Laforest Linen Delivery Woman
Laurence Badie Ingrid
Philippe Dumat Reims Cinema Manager
Maurice Garrel Bontemps
Sabine Haudepin Sabine
Dominique Lacarriere Pierre's Secretary
Pierre Risch Canon

Technical Credits
François Truffaut Director,Screenwriter
Claudine Bouché Editor
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Nicole Felix Makeup
Jean-Louis Richard Screenwriter
Renee Rouzot Costumes/Costume Designer
António da Cunha Telles Producer

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