Add to basket SOFT SKIN, THE


Following his classic Jules and Jim, Francois Truffaut consolidated his rank as the rising master of French cinema with The Soft Skin (1964), a sometimes neglected but integral film to the Truffaut canon. Starring the gorgeous Francoise Dorlac (Cul-de-sac) - older sister of Catherine Deneuve - in one of her finest roles, this controversial study of love and betrayal follows a famous scholar (Jean Desailly - Le Professionnel) as he becomes infatuated with an airline stewardess during a lecture tour and hopelessly pursues the doomed affair. Famously echoing Truffaut's own life - he engaged in numerous affairs that caused the breakup of his marriage - the film is expertly carried by stage actor Desailly, who combines charming aloofness with quiet desperation as he falls into a maze of lust and deceit.

Extra Features

  • Francois Truffaut talks about Francoise Dorlac
  • Francois Truffaut discusses selected scenes from the film
  • The Truffaut Trailer Collection


  • Francoise Dorlac
  • Jean Desailly


  • Francois Truffaut
  • Running time 112 min
  • Region AUS, NZ
  • Format SD
  • Color Black & White
  • Language French
  • Catalogue No. DAVID1309
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles -
  • PG