Cinema: Strange Bedfellows

Although it is advertised as a film about student unrest in Paris and Prague, A Matter of Days is hardly the thing to see for ideological inspiration. It is a quiet, sentimental little love story that happens to be set against a university background, a sort of La Chinoise for squares. When a French graduate student (Thalie Fruges) goes to bed with her professor boyfriend (Vit Olmer) for the first time, Director Yves Ciampi actually cuts to an exterior long shot of the light being turned out in the garret —a graceful, old-fashioned touch...

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