Director Jacques Rivette's hypnotic and surreal drama, based in part on the writings of Henry James, follows flamboyant nightclub magician Cline (Juliet Berto) and withdrawn librarian Julie (Dominique Labourier) on a strange visit to a country mansion, where they relive-and try to comprehend-the mystery of two women vying for the affections of a widower with an invalid daughter. With Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier, Barbet Schroeder. 193 min. Widescreenl; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; bonus documentary "Jacques Rivette: Le Veilleur" (1994); featurettes. Two-disc set. In French with English subtitles.