The Bride Wore Black
(La mariée était en noir)
Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet,
In this Cornell Woolrich adaptation, Jeanne Moreau avenges herself on the men responsible for her groom’s death, entering their lives to fascinate, terrify, and ultimately destroy them. “The movie is technically a suspense and horror film—a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock. . . . But Truffaut is such a poetic filmmaker that the film turns around and becomes, not at all Hitchcockian, but a gentle comedy and one of the few plausible and strange love stories in a long time” (Renata Adler, New York Times).