SUCH A GORGEOUS KID LIKE ME
Directed by FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT
Screenplay by JEAN-LOUP DABADIE and FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT
Light, whimsical, diverting on the surface, this sleek recreation by François Truffaut is deceptively sweetlike a fondant filled with vitriol. The gorgeous kid of the title is Camille Bliss (BernadetteLafont), another of the coyly annihilating heroines who have haunted Truffaut's work since the incomparable Jules and Jim (1961). These women tease men, taunt them, stalk them, until, as in The Mississippi Mermaid (1969), and as here, the men are so enmeshed in their own obsession that they...