Les mauvaises rencontres

Les mauvaises rencontres (English: Bad Liaisons) is a 1955 French drama film directed by Alexandre Astruc and starring Anouk Aimée. It tells the story of an ambitious journalist who has sacrificed her emotional life for the sake of her career. The story is told through flashbacks during a police interrogation. The film is based on the novel The Cautious Maiden by Cécil Saint-Laurent. Filming took place from 7 March to 7 May 1955.[1]

Les mauvaises rencontres
Directed byAlexandre Astruc
Produced byEdmond Ténoudji
Screenplay byAlexandre Astruc
Roland Laudenbach
Based onThe Cautious Maiden by Cécil Saint-Laurent
StarringAnouk Aimée
Music byMaurice Le Roux
CinematographyRobert Lefebvre
Edited byMaurice Serein
Les Films Marceau
Distributed byLes Films Marceau
Release date
  • 21 October 1955 (1955-10-21)
Running time
84 minutes

The film was shown in competition at the 16th Venice International Film Festival and won the award for Most Promising New Director. It was released in France on 21 October 1955.[1]



  1. "Les Mauvaises rencontres". bifi.fr (in French). Cinémathèque Française. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
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