Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1980 • France
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand
A young Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu make for one of the most breathtaking screen couples in French-cinema history in this raw, sexy, messy tale of amour fou. Huppert is Nelly, a well-to-do woman who chucks her comfortable but dull marriage for a fling with Depardieu’s bad-boy petty criminal Loulou, who introduces her to the allure of the gutter. A fearless exploration of sexual liberation and the French class system, LOULOU stands as one of director Maurice Pialat’s riskiest and most startling studies of the volatile unpredictability of human nature.