The Soft Skin Movie Review Summary

Actors: Françoise Dorléac, Jean Desailly, Nelly Benedetti, Daniel Ceccaldi, Laurence Badie, Philippe Dumat

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THE SOFT SKIN is a movie co-written and directed by François Truffaut in 1964.
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Jean Desailly is a successful writer who gives lectures throughout Europe. Father of a little girl, he's happily married with Nelly Benedetti. During an airtrip to Lisbon, Portugal, he meets Françoise Dorléac, an air hostess, and falls deeply in love with her. She accepts to begin a love affair with him in spite of the fact he's much older than herself. Soon, Jean takes Françoise with him as he has to go to Reims in order to present a movie. He spends two days with his lover in the country but is unmasked by his wife.

One of Truffaut masterpieces.
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Script Analysis of The Soft Skin

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   writer Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   European    -   French Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Portugal Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets

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