Charles (Gerard Blain) comes to live with his cousin Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy), falls in love with a fellow student (Juliette Mayniel), but sees her become Paul’s mistress in Claude Chabrol’s 1959 study of the ill effects of urban sophistication on an uncorrupted country youth. This is Chabrol’s second film, and its subtle development of character points toward the dense structures of his later films with their reluctance either to condemn or extol without reservation. In French with subtitles.