Le feu follet (1963)
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An existential masterpiece.
The Criterion DVD has a documentary, "Jusqu'au 23 juillet", which relates the film to Drieu La Rochelle's novel and relates the 20s context of the novel to the 60s context of the film.
I was led to watch this after seeing Joachim Trier's Oslo 31 August, which transplants the novel to 21st-century Norway.
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This movie ranks #57 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
This movie ranks #93 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #95 in François Truffaut's The Films of My Life
This movie ranks #188 in Doubling the Canon
This movie ranks #301 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
This movie ranks #402 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #454 in The Criterion Collection