An interestingly stiff film from Truffaut, and I can't decide if that's deliberate or incidental. Part of me wants to follow this up with some Doinel and Day For Night; another part of me wants to follow it with 1984 and... I don't know, The Running Man or Logan's Run or something. This film is the venn diagram of French New Wave mastery and by-the-numbers dystopian sci-fi.
But the truth is, it's not the very best of either category.