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L’homme qui ment / The Man Who Lies (1968) Alain Robbe-Grillet

L'homme qui ment (1968)
This enigmatic, plodding story concerns a man who may or may not have betrayed a resistance fighter in his hometown during World War II. He has supposedly been shot down by the Nazis and wanders into town. Mourning the death of an unseen comrade, he is taken in by the family of the dead rebel. He engages in a superfluous affair and witnesses the lesbian relationship between the man’s sister and a female servant. When passions subside, the family has doubts about the reliability of the man’s …
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