The Woman Next Door
The Woman Next Door ★★★ La Femme d'a Cote 1981 (R)
One of Truffaut's last films before his sudden death in 1984. The domestic drama involves a suburban husband who resumes an affair with a tempestuous now-married woman after she moves next door, with domestic complications all around. An insightful, humanistic paean to passion and fidelity by the great artist, though one of his lesser works. Supported by strong outings from the two leads. In French with English subtitles. 106m/C VHS, DVD . FR Gerard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Michele Baumgartner, Veronique Silver, Roger Van Hool; D: Francois Truffaut; W: Suzanne Schiffman; C: William Lubtchansky; M: Georges Delerue.