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The Soft Skin


In Lisbon, married French writer Pierre Lachenay (Jean Desailly) embarks on a romance with an air hostess (Françoise Dorléac) he met on the way there. After Jules and Jim (1962), François Truffaut made a movie that neither audiences nor critics particularly liked. As the story progresses, the romance between the intellectual and the air hostess becomes more complicated, especially since he wants to keep her out of his literary circles; a journey to Reims illustrates the chasm between them. A simple tale, with a shockingly dark ending, elevated by a fine cast, Georges Delerue’s music score and attractive locations in Lisbon. 

1964-France-Portugal. 120 min. B/W. Directed by François Truffaut. Screenplay: François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard. Music: Georges Delerue. Cast: Jean Desailly (Pierre Lachenay), Françoise Dorléac (Nicole), Nelly Benedetti (Franca Lachenay), Daniel Ceccaldi, Laurence Badie. Voice of François Truffaut.

Trivia: Original title: La peau douce. 



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