Directed by Joseph Losey • 1982 • France
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jeanne Moreau
“Nowadays, homosexuality and heterosexuality mean nothing. You’re sexual or you’re not.” The penultimate film by iconoclastic director Joseph Losey, LA TRUITE (“The Trout”) is a shrewd study of sexuality as currency centered on an upwardly mobile young woman named Frédérique (Isabelle Huppert, in a role originally conceived for Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s) who uses her allure to get ahead as she hops from affair to affair with a succession of partners—including a gay husband and a businessman who whisks her away to Japan. Jean-Pierre Cassel and Jeanne Moreau costar in this stylish and fascinating auteur statement.