The Story of Adele H

François Truffaut

A French film based on the diary of Adele, the beautiful daughter of writer Victor Hugo, it was directed by François Truffaut in 1975. Adele meets a British officer and falls in love with him. She runs away and takes a new name, so as to not embarrass her famous father. The officer rejects her but she hopes to convince him in time. She obstinately follows Pinson's unit to Barbados calling herself Mrs. Pinson. By now her neurotic mental condition is advanced. Hungry and penniless, she is returned to her father who admits her in an asylum. It took Truffaut six years to make this sensitive film.