The Soft Skin
The Soft Skin ★★★ Le Peau Douce; Silken Skin 1964
A classic portrayal of marital infidelity by the master director. A writer and lecturer has an affair with a stewardess. After the affair ends, his wife confronts him, with tragic results. Cliche plot is forgivable; acted and directed to perfection. Frequent Truffaut star Jean-Pierre Leaud served here as an apprentice director. In French with English subtitles. 120m/B VHS, DVD . FR Jean Desailly, Nelly Benedetti, Francoise Dorleac, Daniel Ceccaldi; D: Francois Truffaut; W: Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard; C: Raoul Coutard; M: Georges Delerue.