Le combat dans l' le

How can love compare to the passion of politics?

The first in the Four French Films: The New Wave, Clouzot and Romy film series, Le combat dans l' le, proves that just like everything else, love is all about politics. A protégé of Louis Malle, first-time director Alain Cavalier creates a love triangle between Clément, an inexperienced terrorist (played by Jean-Louis Trintignant), Anne, his wife, (Romy Schneider) and his political ideals. After proving himself inept at his chosen profession, Clément goes on the run with his wife. A pacifist friend (Henri Serre) takes them in and Clément soon abandons Anne in favor of pursuing his political agenda. This creates a new triangle, between the enamored Anne and Paul and the absent Clément. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit www.mfah.org. $6 to $7.
July 16-18, 2010
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