François Truffaut's fourth feature and his first true masterpiece isessentially a classic love triangle, filmed like a quiet juggernaut thateventually overwhelms all those involved. On a quick trip to Lisbon for alecture, literary essayist Jean Desailly's eye catches the lovely FrançoiseDorléac, the air hostess on his flight. Soon he's asking her out for a drinkand a love affair develops in between her flights, as his married life withseductive but demanding wife Nelly Benedetti slowly unravels. Much toTruffaut's credit, there is no judgment passed on any of the characters:whether Desailly is undergoing a dreaded mid-life crisis and wishes to beyoung again or is merely indulging an intellectual whim, whether he reallywants to prove himself he is still a man capable of passion or just lookingfor a way out of his stifling marriage, is entirely up to the viewer todecide. But the director doesn't avert his eye from the seedy unpleasantnessof the central situation, as the masterfully extended Reims interlude andthe shock ending prove. Basically, it's a film about the mess people makewhen they think they're in love, all the more disturbing because Truffautbases it all on chance meetings and missed opportunities - had Desailly notarrived late for his plane to Lisbon, had Dorléac not called him back at thehotel, maybe none of this would have happened. Marvelously shot in black andwhite by Nouvelle Vague lenser Raoul Coutard, this was the very first filmwhere Truffaut showed the world all he was capable of; it's a stunninglymodern film on the most classic of all melodramatic stories.
The Soft Skin (1964) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Soft Skin (1964) 1080p
Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.
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Pierre Lachenay, a middle-aged, well-known publisher and lecturer, is married to Franca, an unbalanced woman, and father of Sabine, a 10-year-old girl. While traveling to Lisbon for a lecture, Pierre Lachenay has a one night stand with Nicole, the Panair do Brasil air stewardess. He wants to see her again and again, they travel to Reims together, and Pierre hides the affair from his family, mostly to spare his daughter the anguish of a separation. Nicole is taking it lightly but Pierre, misunderstanding her feelings and expectations, decides to live with her. The couple's break-up leads to a tragic end.
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Reviewed byR. J. ([email protected])Vote: /10
THE SOFT SKIN is a romantic drama film about a love affair that destroys a harmonious and passionate marriage. Mr. Truffaut has gave an extremely dark and depressing tone to a familiar subject. This is a kind of conflict, which, through a spontaneous romance, has a shameful and tragic end.
This is the story of a love affair between a successful literary magazine editor and an alluring airline stewardess. They meet on a flight to Lisbon where he is scheduled to deliver a lecture. She is captivated by his stories of Balzac and the world of literature. After their return to Paris, they spend time together between her flights. Thereafter, he arranges a lecture trip to Riems, where they can be together. However, their love journey is destroyed by his sponsors. Meanwhile, in Paris, his wife becomes suspicious...
This is a tasty mix between passion and lust, mistrust and rejection. Mr. Truffaut has, unnecessarily, stressed a sick jealousy as the main cause of a problem in a melodramatic end. A hackneyed and superficial relationship between the protagonist has further contributed to a depressed tone of this story. Women love to make love. That is a ridiculous point.
Characterization could have been better, but a musical score is quite impressive.
Jean Desailly as Pierre Lachenay is an unreliable and egoistic man who has an affair with a young, beautiful and attractive woman. His character changes when things get out of control. Fran?oise Dorléac as Nicole is a beautiful young woman who does not know what she wants in her life. She is in a reverse contrast to a passionate and somewhat wild Jean's wife Franca (Nelly Benedetti).
One washed story, which is well-packed in the magic of The New Wave.
This is a character study, steeped in intense emotionalism, and bad judgment. Unfortunately, even the most deep intellectual beings make those choices. The love for Nicole is suspect. The title sort of indicates the sensuality of the characters. He is on the road and he needs to fulfill, for himself, a need (even though it is founded in betrayal). Yes, it is very dramatic and intense. But it is real and it is French. There were times when I was so uncomfortable watching this. And some would say the ending was a bit much. But it is masterfully orchestrated.