MISSISSIPI MERMAID

A film by François Truffaut

Cast : Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Bouquet

1969 / drama / France / original title : LA SIRENE DU MISSISSIPI / 125’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / French catalog

Louis Mahé, a Frenchman living on Réunion Island, has been corresponding with a young woman, Marion subsequent to a lonely hearts ad. He bids her to come out on the ‘Mississipi’ ship. They get married at once, but after a while, Louis realizes that Marion was not the one who wrote the letters. As he is about to question her, she suddenly disappears. Louis hires a private detective to try to find her.

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