The Story of a Cheat ★★★½

It's more radio production than movie, but all the better for it. You can see how Orson Welles would be inspired by this. Sacha Guitry created his own style of cinematic storytelling: a film not of sight and sound but of sound with sight.

Like, 95% of the film's dialogue is pure narration, told in a flashback. It allows for a lighthearted, humorous experience, full of bias and egotism. It's wonderfully French, wonderfully 30s, wonderfully Sacha Guitry. That is all.

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