Working late in the lab, Sylvie finds her younger brother, Paul, with a gun in his hand. Paul explains to her that he has just discovered the real reason for their father's death. He did not commit suicide after all, as everyone has been claiming. His business partner, Walser, killed him, and Paul has evidence. Alarmed, and seeing her brother's determination and vulnerability, Sylvie decides to take matters into her own hands. With allusions to Hitchcock's Vertigo, among other films, Rivette makes a family drama that deepens his reflections on the notion of conspiracy. The first film to feature Rivette's collaboration with Polish actor Jerzy Radziwiłowicz.
(1928 - 2016) Despite being a key member of the Nouvelle Vague, Jacques Rivette has languished in the shadows of his more renowned colleagues: Godard, Rohmer, Chabrol and Truffaut. Rivette's work is certainly demanding, but along with Godard, Rivette turns out to have been the most playful and innovative of a group who literally changed the face of filmmaking. Jacques Rivette was born in Rouen, France. In the fifties, he begin writing for the "Cahiers du Cinéma", which teamed him with Nouvelle Vague. In 1960 he directed his first feature film with Paris nous appartient (60). His filmography includes La Religieuse, L'Amour fou, Duelle, La Bande des quatre and La Belle Noiseuse.
1960 Paryż należy do nas / Paris nous appartient / Paris Belongs to Us
1966 Zakonnica / La Religieuse / The Nun
1968 Miłość szalona / L'Amour fou
1974 Celine i Julie płyną statkiem / Céline et Julie vont en bateau / Celine and Julie Go Boating
1976 Duelle / Twiligt
1988 Banda czterech / La Bande des quatre / Gang of Four
1991 Piękna złośnica / La Belle Noiseuse
1998 Ściśle tajne / Secret défense / Secret Defense
2001 Kto wie / Va savoir / Who Knows
2007 Ne touchez pas la hache / Don't Touch the Axe