Jean-Paul Belmondo plays a wealthy plantation owner on the tropical island of Réunion and Catherine Deneuve is the mail-order bride who arrives by ocean liner one day . . . or is she? In this Hitchcockian thriller, Truffaut applies the dreamlike style of Vertigo to the tale of a man so obsessed with a woman that he accepts her duplicity at any cost. Though it pays homage to the Master of Suspense, Truffaut’s film also effuses the earthy warmth and exuberance of Jean Renoir, to whom it is dedicated. Based on a novel by Cornel Woolrich (using his William Irish pseudonym), Mississippi Mermaid dazzles with star turns by Belmondo—who scales the façade of a three-story building in a single, jaw-dropping take—and Deneuve, an icy, enigmatic vision in Yves St. Laurent.
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