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A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
"Une femme est une femme" (original title)

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A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts.

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Émile Récamier (as Brialy)
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Angela (as Karina)
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Alfred Lubitsch (as Belmondo)
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Storyline

Angela,a striptease artist, wants to have a baby and tries to persuade her boyfriend Emile to go along with the idea. Emile will have none of it so she goes after Emile's friend Alfred. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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6 September 1961 (France)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,213 (USA) (16 May 2003)

Gross:

$99,658 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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A favorite film of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as reported by the New York Times. See more »

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When Angela first meets Alfred on the street, the red and blue armband he wears changes from his right to his left arm between the start and end of the scene See more »

Quotes

Angela: Would you feel awkward undressing in front of men?
Suzanne: No, I despise everyone.
Angela: Me, too!
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Referenced in Punch-Drunk Love (2002) See more »

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Chanson d'Angela
Written by Michel Legrand and Jean-Luc Godard
Performed by Anna Karina
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Perhaps Godard's most accessible film....perhaps...
25 January 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Okay, it might not be Godard's most accessible film, but it certainly is his most delightful. And although not without cynicism, it's also probably his least cynical film. It keeps his traditional theme of people never being able to relate to one another, that effective communication is almost impossible, however it does it in such a fun, lighthearted way. It's an homage to the MGM-style musical's of the 40's and 50's, but not in any conventional way. I don't know. All in all I think it's a beautiful, exuberant picture and perhaps my favourite Godard film other than "Contempt", and certainly not as depressingly sad. Or maybe it is.


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