Director: Francois Truffaut
Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson
In English and French, with English subtitles
This is a story of a young woman's obsession and descent into madness. The woman, who assumes different names while chasing and spying on the man who promised to marry her but had abandoned her for call of duty instead, happens to be the youngest daughter of Victor Hugo. The story is based on the coded diaries of Adele Hugo, who died at the age of 85.
Isabelle Adjani did an outstanding work in essaying the degeneration of Adele Hugo "as she obsessively follows the man who promised her marriage from Guernsey to Halifax to Barbados."
Date seen: November 17, 2013