Famously ‘Obscene’ Classic, Available for Private Viewing

Americans know Louis Malle best for high-minded fare like My Dinner With Andre and Au Revoir les Enfants—and for his marriage to Candice Bergen—but in 1958 he was famous for The Lovers, a succès du scandale that starred Jeanne Moreau as a bourgeois housewife with a wandering eye. The film triggered a Supreme Court case on obscenity, which Justice Potter Stewart defined curtly: “I know it when I see it.”

The Lovers

Criterion Collection


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