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A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Une femme est une femme (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 September 1961 (France)
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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Cast

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,213 (USA) (18 May 2003)

Gross:

$99,658 (USA) (14 September 2003)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Luc Godard's first film in color. See more »

Goofs

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: Do you have a coin?
Alfred Lubitsch: The jukebox?
Angela: Yes!
Alfred Lubitsch: Ok. What'll I play - "Itsy-Bitsy"?
Angela: No - Charles...
Alfred Lubitsch: Aznavour?
Angela: Yes!
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Connections

Referenced in Godard, l'amour, la poésie (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Tu t'laisses aller
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Written by Charles Aznavour
Performed by Charles Aznavour with Paul Mauriat et son Orchestre
Conducted and Arranged by Paul Mauriat
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A Jean-Luc Godard musical-comedy
27 January 2002 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

This is a Jean-Luc Godard musical-comedy, which sounds like a contradiction in terms, a fact which he himself acknowledged. The wide-screen color cinematography by Raoul Coutard is amazing, and the experiments with color are lovely. Anna Karina is incredibly pretty and rather too self-consciously adorable; Jean-Claude Brialy is suavely understated, and Jean-Paul Belmondo is certainly exuberant. There's a lot to recommend, even if it's far from the most successful of early Godard films.


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