Les Amants (1958)

France
Feature Film
Original Title: Les amants
Director: Louis Malle
Writers: Louise de Vilmorin, Dominique Vivant
Cinematographer: Henri Decaë
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Marc Bory, Judith Magre, José Villalonga, Alain Cuny

With an extraordinary performance from Moreau, exquisite photography from Decaë, and a delightful soundtrack of Brahms, Malle’s second feature, the depiction of a love story simultaneously as alluring and repulsive as its central, titular protagonists, provides both a damning portrait of the idle rich and a beautiful, sensual apologia for their transgressions. Iain.Stott