A mild-mannered banker (Claude Mann) becoming obsessed with roulette. Along the way, he also becomes obsessed with an aloof platinum blonde (Jeanne Moreau) who seems to live at the roulette wheel. She returns his attentions until revealing that it was all a ruse, brought on simply because she thought he brought her good luck. It’s triumph of style, from Jean Rabier’s stunning camerawork amid sun-splashed Riviera locations to Moreau, looking resplendently like Bette Davis, to her entrance flashing across a succession of mirrors in the penultimate shot.
“Of all the performances that have made Jeanne Moreau revered among actresses, her work in Bay of Angels is one of the most compelling and one of the least seen … A mesmerising, compulsively watchable performance.” – LA Times
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 85 mins
- Other features
- Jacques Demy
- Jeanne Moreau, Paul Guers, Claude Mann, André Certes