Director Ferrand (Truffaut) is working on a mediocre romantic melodrama with sullen actor Alphonse (Leaud) who falls for his married co-star Julie (Bissset) in just one of the off-screen stories that's more interesting than what's being filmed. A wryly affectionate look at the profession of moviemaking--its craft, character, and the personalities that interact against the performances commanded by the camera. In French with English subtitles.
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Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from French.
Oscars 1973: Foreign Film; British Acad. 1973: Director (Truffaut), Film, Support. Actress (Cortese); N.Y. Film Critics 1973: Director (Truffaut), Film, Support. Actress (Cortese); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1973: Director (Truffaut), Film, Support. Actress (Cortese).
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