LE FEU FOLLET [THE FIRE WITHIN] (1963) Set of 2 French photos


Pierre Drieu La Rochelle (source), Louis Malle (director) [Paris: Nouvelles Editions de Films, 1963]. Set of two (2) 5 x 7″ (13 x 18 cm.) borderless black-and-white French photos, JUST ABOUT FINE. Based on the novel Will O’ the Wisp by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, LE FEU FOLLET [THE FIRE WITHIN] is about a severely depressed alcoholic, Alain Leroy (Maurice Ronet), who leaves a clinic where he was going through detox, hangs out with men and women who meant something to him, and then kills himself. Director Louis Malle’s restrained, almost austere, style renders this film powerful though also disturbing. Both photos show Ronet.

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