Le Combat dans l'île Alain Cavalier, 1962.
B&W. 104 min. 35mm.
With Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Henri Serre, Diane Lepvrier.
In French with English subtitles
A love triangle—between an angry young fascist, his battered wife, and the friend who takes them in—is ground for an exploration of the political tensions in France in the early 1960s in this elegant thriller. Lhomme's beautifully framed shots are the foundation for director Alain Cavalier's first film.
"Silvery and smoky cinematography"
— The New York Times
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