Le Rendez-vous de Minuit (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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A slight screenplay and surface characterization undermine the telling of this dramatic tale by director Roger Leenhardt. Like a few other directors during this period, Leenhardt works with the idea of the story in a film being juxtaposed with real life. When a film critic comes across a woman crying her heart out during a tragic movie, he decides to find out what is going on. It turns out that Eva (Lili Palmer) the movie fan, has identified herself with the suicidal heroine of the film and plans on ending it all in the same fashion. The celluloid scenes and Eva's own circumstances alternate as the drama unfolds and the film critic tries to find a way to stop her self-destructive obsession.

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foil [thwart], doom, film, film-critic, friendship, life, meeting, plans, problems, rescue, suicide, suicide-attempt, wealth, woman