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Mississippi Mermaid (La sirene du Mississippi)(1969, 122 min.). This Hitchcock-style romantic thriller stars Jean-Paul Belmondo (Louis) and Catherine Deneuve (Julie) in an exploration of sexual obsession and betrayal. Louis, a tobacco planter on the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, sends away for a mail-order bride. When Julie arrives, things seem too good to be true—and they are. When she mysteriously disappears after draining his bank account, Louis’s search for her leads him to France where he finds her working in a nightclub.