La Discrete ★★★ The Discreet 1990
Antoine (Luchini) is a cocky writer who is not the lothario he imagines himself to be—in fact his girlfriend has just dumped him. He and his publisher plan a sexist revenge with Antoine advertising for a young female typist whom he will seduce and abandon—all the while keeping a diary of the experience which will be published. The self-possessed Catherine (Henry) answers the ad and even though Antoine protests that she is not his type he finds himself falling in love. Then Catherine discovers Antoine's original scheme. Vincent's directorial debut. In French with English subtitles. 95m/C VHS . FR Fabrice Luchini, Judith Henry, Maurice Garrel, Marie Bunel, Francois Toumarkine; D: Christian Vincent; W: Jean-Pierre Ronssin, Christian Vincent; M: Jay Gottlieb. Cesar '91: Writing.