The mangrove stood out against the Key Largo's garish blue sky and its formal, dried-up shape seemed less like a tree than some sinister insect.
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The obsessive jealousy of a rich young American Adonis drives his Parisian wife to the extreme of retaliation. The ice-sharp genius that gave us Bonjour Tristesse traces every step of their fated pas-de-deux, executed against the backcloth of an amoral Paris, and delicately spinning through every refinement of emotional blackmail to a shattering finale.