Cinema: High-Proof Perfume

Naked Autumn. "People go stale after ten years," says a bored French wife, languishing in the country with her equally bored husband. Such is the ambivalence of married love that the couple's passion has long since turned to hate and to Gallic variations on the Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? theme —their favorite happens to be a form of boudoir bingo that has already alienated the wife's best friend and driven the husband's auto-racing teammate to suicide. This time out, they notice a lissome young schoolteacher. The wife befriends the girl, brings her...

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