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Rue de l’Estrapade

1953

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  • This romantic comedy of decadence, frivolity, and cynicism seems imbued with the very high-gloss lacquer that it derides... Becker’s febrile pace and antic chatter hint at deep emotion while concealing the unstrung passions that a new generation, blasting away the varnish, would lay bare.

  • Where there is definition of a style, there is definition of a taste, a very assured taste in which dresses have long glimmers. Becker is the only one to succeed — and very delicately so — at what all French films that want to be playful, removed from any deliberate message, attempt to do. Only he knows, as if he couldn't help it, how to make an acerbic, intelligent, and witty critique of human behavior within the intentionally confined structure built for him by Annette Wademant.