1977. France. Alain Corneau. 117 min.
Friday, August 8, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1977. France. Directed by Alain Corneau. Screenplay by Corneau, Daniel Boulanger, Claude Hopkins. Music by Gerry Mulligan. With Yves Montand, Carole Laure, Marie Dubois. A specialist in the French policier and a lifelong jazz enthusiast, Corneau teamed up with his favored actor Montand, cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, and composer/saxophonist Gerry Mulligan for this suspenseful noir thriller about a love triangle that leads to a possible murder. Mulligan's symphonic score, arguably his best, is notable for its shifting tempos, melodic variations, and use of acoustic and electronic pianos and Moog synthesizers. In French; English subtitles. 117 min.