Cinema: Alas Alice

BLACK MOON Directed by LOUIS MALLE Screenplay by LOUIS MALLE, GHISLAIN UHRY and JOYCE BUNUEL

A young girl (Cathryn Harrison), blonde, British, with the premature and slightly tentative poise of adolescence, drives down a highway through deserted countryside. In the distance, there is the sound of artillery.

Soon after, her small orange car is stopped by an army unit. Men in camouflage suits are lining up women, dressed, similarly, as soldiers. The men slaughter the women with machine-gun fire. The young girl drives wildly off the road and across country.

She comes, eventually, to a...

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