Review: La Mariée était en noir

Bride Wore Black – Review

French filmmaker Francois Truffaut, paying homage to the style of the great Alfred Hitchcock, takes the estranged recent wedded and recently widowed Julie Kohler played by Jeanne Moreau on a mission to avenge her husband’s death.

Shot during the 1960s, this movie is definitely one for revisiting. The witty yet veracious mannerisms of Kohler gives the viewer a variety of different feelings ranging from melancholy to happiness.


It’s okay to be the villain sometimes. As long as it is justified in Julie’s case. When her only love is taken away from her, she dies inside.

In Kohler’s world, there are no optimists or pessimists. There are simply happy idiots and unhappy idiots.