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Nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Alain Corneau’s no-holds-barred adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel “A Hell of a Woman” was named one of Time Out’s 100 best French films of all time, and also received six Cesar Award nominations, including Best Actor (Dewaere), Best Supporting Actor (Honorary Cesar winner Bernard Blier) and Best Supporting Actress Boyer). To commemorate Thompson’s birthday (9/27), Film Movement Plus will deliver the streaming premiere of SERIE NOIRE, featuring a gorgeous 2K digital restoration for optimal viewing.
While trying to track down a deadbeat customer, door-to-door salesman Franck Poupart (Patrick Dewaere) encounters Mona (Marie Trintignant), a teenage sexpot living with her miserly aunt. After being dumped by his wife and thrown in jail by his boss, Franck agrees to help Mona kill her aunt and make off with her millions. Unfortunately, their scheme backfires, and Franck sees his luck takes an even darker turn for the worse.
Highlighted by Dewaere’s “tornado-strength performance,” Alain Corneau’s no-holds-barred adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel A HELL OF A WOMAN was named one of Time Out’s 100 best French films of all time.
DIRECTED BY ALAIN CORNEAU
FRANCE | 1979 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES