Cinema: Heart Failure

TO DIE OF LOVE

Directed by ANDRE CAYATTE Screenplay by ANDRE CAYATTE and ALBERT NAUD

In France in 1968, a high school teacher named Gabrielle Russier fell in love with one of her students. He was 17 and thus legally a minor. His parents invoked the law to thwart the affair, at one point having Miss Russier arrested and even sending the boy to a sanitarium. After several months, Miss Russier took her own life in desperation. The episode became a cause celebre in France and the subject of at least three books.

Now Andre Cayatte (Tomorrow Is My Turn) has derived a lumpish...

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