MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,113 this week

A Gentle Woman (1969)
"Une femme douce" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  27 May 1971 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,111 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 12 critic

A young woman kills herself, leaving no explanation to her grief-stricken pawnbroker husband. We learn in flashback about how they met, married, and how she failed to adapt her lifestyle to... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(from the short story by)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 06 Dec 2010
 
a list of 30 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Gentle Woman" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Gentle Woman (1969)

A Gentle Woman (1969) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Gentle Woman.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pickpocket (1959)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival.

Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A million miles away from 'Camelot' or 'Excalibur', this film ruthlessly strips the Arthurian legend down to its barest essentials. Arthur's knights, far from being heroic, are conniving ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute.

Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Paul Bernard, María Casares, Elina Labourdette
Mouchette (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her. Mouchette remains silent in the face of the humiliations she undergoes. One ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.

Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

Director: Eric Rohmer
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. They talk, and agree to see each other again the next ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson
Stars: Isabelle Weingarten, Guillaume des Forêts, Jean-Maurice Monnoyer
Krotkaya (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Borisov
Stars: Iya Savvina, Andrei Popov, Vera Kuznetsova
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Pierre Billon
Stars: Pierre Richard-Willm, Jany Holt, Raymond Aimos
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Johan van der Keuken
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Jonas Mekas
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Elle
Guy Frangin ...
Luc, son mari
Jeanne Lobre ...
Anna, la bonne
Claude Ollier ...
Le médecin
Jacques Kébadian ...
Le dragueur
Gilles Sandier ...
Le maire
Dorothée Blanck ...
L'infirmière (as Dorothée Blank)
Edit

Storyline

A young woman kills herself, leaving no explanation to her grief-stricken pawnbroker husband. We learn in flashback about how they met, married, and how she failed to adapt her lifestyle to his. Disgusted with his attempts to dominate her, she considered murdering him, but found herself unable to do it... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 May 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gentle Creature  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the movie was released in 1969 in France, it was advertised in newspapers with an additional mark on the poster : "Bresson's first color movie " See more »

Goofs

(at about 18 minutes) Guy and Dominique swap places in their cinema seats before they are actually seen to do so in the final shot of that scene. See more »

Connections

Version of Krotkaya (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Never know nothing
29 May 2008 | by (japan) – See all my reviews

Bresson's vision is honest. No wonder his works gonna be so disturbing all the time. It's like some kind of a weapon, will shot through some people's guts. A people like Elle's husband. He is an interesting person.

He's gonna try to explain all about her, so we expect as well, what exactly the cause was? What's happen to them? Mostley Elle. But he couldn't explain clearly what's happened exactly. Cos he explain about her which he knew, but won't explain which don't know about her. Maybe that's the point. What Bresson wanted to express.

Not enough lines, but silence speaks. It speaks like a knife. Sanda is very attractive, her appearance sharpened it.


12 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dostoyevsky arian_8769
Featured Movie amd8404
Discuss A Gentle Woman (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?