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

 -  Drama  -  27 May 1971 (USA)
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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 »

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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)
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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>

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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 »

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(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 »

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A new start for Bresson!!
13 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie Is sort of not what I expected From Robert Bresson.It was his first color film and is not as intense as his earlier films.Thou deals with the themes of grace and suicide(his trademarks)in an obtrusive style.'A Gentle Woman' is definitely a very underappreciated movie.If you like him you should search for it a your local video store.I didn't understand the movie when i first saw it,but it improves greatly after a few viewings.


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