The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich (who published it under the pseudonym William Irish), François Truffaut’s sixth feature as a solo director, The Bride Wore Black, was a dark and influential tale of vengeance. An intriguing opening sees Julie Kohler (Jeanne Moreau) prevented from committing suicide by her mother. Her determination is aimed in a different direction when viewers next see her, as she packs a suitcase and sorts money into five piles before leaving.

My review of The Bride Wore Black is now available to read at The Geek Show.