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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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Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$99,658 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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Jean-Paul Belmondo's character asks Jeanne Moreau (uncredited) how "Jules Et Jim" is. Jules Et Jim was released the following year after A Woman Is a Woman was released. 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: Why is it always women that suffer?
Alfred Lubitsch: Women are, or woman is, the cause of the suffering. You can say it either way.
Angela: Shut your face. Or I'll slap it until you've no face left!
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References Alice in Wonderland (1951) 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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Beautiful Performance
19 November 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Absolutely beautiful. I loved every minute of this piece. The Color. Anna Karina. The opening scenes. The closing scenes. The concept. Whenever I think of Godard, I think of Anna Karina singing in the cabaret about her beauty. If you consider yourself a fan of Godard, French New Wave, musicals (although coming into seeing this, i was expecting quite a different type of musical, a more American version, which it wasn't) or just film in general, this is a must see. Godard holds a huge influence over todays films, i.e. Wes Anderson's work. I love seeing Anna Karina walking into the coffee shop, past the traffic, from the drab looking outside, ordering coffee, and leaving. I am so happy that Mr. Godard is still making films today, what a gift.


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