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The Man Who Loved Women (L'homme qui aimait les femmes) (1977, 120 min.). The life and death of Bertrand Morane, a serial womanizer, allows Truffaut to explore the intricacies of romantic relationships, a theme he has revisited throughout his career. Why is Morane incapable of having a long-term relationship? Does he secretly dislike women and consider them interchangeable, or is his enthusiasm a kind of celebration? “A supremely humane, sophisticated comedy . . . it’s so curiously contemporary that it may be ahead of its time” (The New York Times).