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The Woman Next Door (La femme d'à côté) (1981, 106 min.). Guilt, passion, and obsession: These are three themes that Truffaut (and, of course, Hitchcock), returns to again and again. Truffaut casts Gérard Depardieu as Bernard, a happily married man whose life is knocked askew when Philippe and Mathilde move in next door— and Mathilde proves to be Bernard’s long-ago lover. “[Truffaut] does a brilliant job of giving surface details that are almost starkly simple, while beneath the surface there’s a labyrinthine tangle of passions” (Roger Ebert).