Dir. Maurice Pialat, 1980, 110 min, DCP
With Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu
In French with English subtitles
In one of her first great mature roles, Isabelle Huppert is Nelly, a bourgeois Parisian who leaves her staid husband to take up with the unemployed ex-con Loulou.
This first pairing of Huppert and Gérard Depardieu ranks high in the pantheon of iconic screen couples, but the attraction here is volatile chemistry rather than glamor. Under the eye of the great Maurice Pialat, heir of the great auteur Jean Renoir, Huppert and Depardieu are as magnetic as they are unpredictable.