The Soft Skin (1969) Image

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Summary: Pierre Lachenay, a middle-aged, well-known publisher and lecturer, is married to Franca, an unbalanced woman, and father of Sabine, a 10-year-old girl. While traveling to Lisbon for a lecture, Pierre Lachenay has a one night stand with Nicole, the Panair do Brasil air stewardess. He wants to see her again and again, they travel to Reims together, and Pierre hides the affair from his family, mostly to spare his daughter the anguish of a separation. Nicole is taking it lightly but Pierre, misunderstanding her feelings and expectations, decides to live with her. The couple's break-up leads to a tragic end.
Runtime: 113 min
Production: Sédif Productions
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: Portugal, France
Languages: English, French, Portuguese
Director Credit
François Truffaut Director
Writer Credit
François Truffaut Screenplay
Jean-Louis Richard Screenplay
Cast Credit
Carnero Lisbon Organizer
Daniel Ceccaldi Clément
Dominique Lacarrière La Secrétaire Dominique
François Truffaut Le Pompiste
Françoise Dorléac Nicole
Georges de Givray Nicole'sfather
Jean Desailly Pierre Lachenay
Jean Lanier Michel
Laurence Badie Ingrid
Maurice Garrel Bontemps
Nelly Benedetti Franca Lachenay
Paule Emanuele Odile
Philippe Dumat Directeur Cinéma Reims
Pierre Risch Chanoine
Sabine Haudepin Sabine Lachenay
Producer Credit
António da Cunha Telles Producer
François Truffaut Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: