Good Lord Without Confession
Good Lord Without Confession is one of the lesser-known works of prolific French filmmaker Autant-Lara. Stuck in a loveless marriage, bourgeois industrialist Francois (Henri Vilbert) falls in love with Janine (Danielle Darrieux), another man’s wife. Francois sets up Janine as his mistress, and she, mercenary soul that she is, likes the set-up so much that she continues the relationship even when her own husband returns from WW II. In the long run, however, Janine is the loser in the situation. Based on a novel by Paul Vialar, Le Bon Dieu Sans Confession is one of a handful of films in which nobody is sympathetic enough to elicit audience identification.