The first Chabrol film: Both a testing ground and smash hit
Coming back to his hometown, a young man tries to rehabilitate his alcoholic and depressed friend.
A touching story of a melancholy and unfaltering male friendship despite the passing of time.
Directed by: Claude Chabrol (France, 1958, black and white)
Cast: Gérard Blain (Serge), Jean-Claude Brialy (François), Bernadette Lafont (Marie), Michèle Meritz (Yvonne), Claude Cerval (the priest), Philippe de Broca (Jacques Rivette de la Chasuble), Claude Chabrol (la Truffe)
Awards: Prize for Best Director (Locarno, 1958), Jean Vigo Prize (1959).