Mademoiselle Noir addresses the outlaws, the outliers, and strange people in society and the often dark ways their lives end.
Although the film follows a Gothic-Romance-Noir approach to the subject, far from the hard-boiled material we generally write about, its theme made us think of the terrible ways people are dying because they are different from the majority in political or military power: Albinos in Tanzania who are being murdered for body parts used in religious rituals; gay men in Bagdad who are treated like a cancerous growth that must be excised and who are shot or burned to death; young unarmed black men in Florida who are being legally murdered for wearing hoodies.
Mademoiselle Noir: A Musical Tragedy. Yes. A tragedy.