Bread and Chocolate. The flavor is bittersweet, but there is much nourishing comedy in this poignant story of an Italian immigrant seeking his fortune in chilly Switzerland. A caustic criticism of two national temperaments.

Cat and Mouse. A Gallic mystery in which the detective falls in love with the main suspect. Director Claude Lelouch demonstrates his customary flair for textures (of meals, French countryside, character) in one of the year's few adult entertainments.

Days of Heaven. An apocalyptic parable about loneliness and injustice in Texas on the eve of World War I, beautifully done...

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