Oscar Movies: Betty Blue–Amour Fou from France

“Bette Blue,” Jean-Jacques Beineix’s unsettling and provocative tale, concerns a mentally unstable waitress who falls hard for a handyman.

It’s yet another version of a darker than dark amour fou about romantic obsession and self destruction.

Beineix had established himself several years earlier with the original film, “Diva.”

Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Foreign Language Film

Oscar Context:

The winner was The Assualt