I had to keep reminding myself that Sam Fuller co-wrote AND directed this adaption of a Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train, The talented Mr. Ripley, etc) story. As I was watching it it kept screaming "FRENCH" (like Purple Noon). Now I know it was made in France and the actors were French (I believe) as some of the voices are dubbed but it did not seem like a Sam Fuller picture more like some French Alfred Hitchcock wannabe, rife with symbolism and dialog only a Frenchman would consider serious. It is one of four episodes of "Chillers" (American title for the series "Mistress of Darkness") on a DVD featuring Patricia Highsmith stories which deal with everyday people being drawn into life and death situations, reminiscent of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". I found it hard to take this one seriously. Each episode runs 50 +/- Min. Other episodes of the series (I have found 12on 3 DVDs)were stretched to fill the time and should have been 30 Min. long, as an hour show they drag. This one, to me, just seemed to be not worth watching.
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