Friday, September 06, 2013

The Truth

The Truth is a 1960 French film starring Brigitte Bardot as a young woman on trial for the murder of her lover. The relationships come into focus as the testimony is given, and the jurors -and the film audience- are asked to decide what the truth is in this case. Will the truth help or hurt her chances in court? This is reportedly Bardot's favorite of her films. It's a bit on the talky side, but that's due to the type of film it is.

It begins with a scene of Bardot's character in prison and moves quickly to the courtroom. Extensive use is made of flashbacks.

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Reviews are scarce, which surprises me for a film that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. I understand Bardot's performance was praised. Rotten Tomatoes doesn't have a critics score, but the audience score is 89%.

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