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Le Rouge et le Noir


[[Performer~P315036~Stendhal~henribeylestendhal]]'s brilliant but difficult novel Le Rouge et le Noir all but defies transfer to film, but adaptor/director [[Performer~P80223~Claude Autant-Lara~claudeautantlara]] comes within shouting distance of full success. Stripped to essentials, the plot concerns Julien Sorel ([[Performer~P56521~Gerard Philipe~gérardphilipe]]), a carpenter's son who becomes a tutor. While his duties do not include the seduction of his employer's wife ([[Performer~P17063~Danielle...more