Cinema: Imprisonment

THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR Directed by François Truffaut Screenplay by François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman and Jean Aurel

One hears stories like this when sitting around at the tennis club, or some similarly benign place, of an August afternoon. They are no more than extended anecdotes, these tales, but spun out at a certain lazy length with persuasive details added by a sympathetic storyteller, they sometimes cling to the mind in a way that grander works do not. Reminding us that quite ordinary lives can be overwhelmed by extraordinary passions, these domestic dramas often thrill their listeners with romantic openings only to chill...

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