This enthralling, erotic tale of a young millionaire and his mysterious bride is bewitching, exciting and beautiful. Written and directed by legendary cinematic genius Francois Truffaut and featuring European superstars Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mississippi Mermaid is nothing less than breathtaking. Beauty is by no means rare on the lush, tropical Isle de Reunion. yet when island resident and tobacco tycoon Louis Mahe first meets Julie Rouselle - his mail order fiancée - he's completely enraptured by her radiance. But it soon becomes clear that Julie is hiding a dark secret. And when she disappears without a trace, Louis vows to stop at nothing to find her - a resolution that lures him into a tangled web of relentless obsession, uncontrollable passion, and ultimately ... cold-blooded murder!
The Mermaid with a sting in her tail
- Mississippi Mermaid review by PT
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If you dig movies about obssesive love, this is a must see film. Deneuve is never better as the ultimate femme fatale, while Belmondo is the hopeless love addict. Smoking damages your health, and thus, it is so apt that the tobbaconist Belmondo puts Catherine Deneuve's character on a cigarette packet. Art house fans should love this movie.