IMDb > La veuve Couderc (1971)

La veuve Couderc (1971) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.1/10   654 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers:
Georges Simenon (based on the novel by)
Pierre Granier-Deferre (adaptation) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for La veuve Couderc on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
13 October 1971 (France) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Rural thriller See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alain Delon ... Jean Lavigne

Simone Signoret ... Veuve Couderc Tati
Ottavia Piccolo ... Félicie
Jean Tissier ... Henri
Monique Chaumette ... Françoise
Boby Lapointe ... Désiré
Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Pierre Collet ... Le commissaire Mallet
Robert Favart
André Rouyer ... Policeman
François Valorbe ... Le colonel croix-de-feu

Directed by
Pierre Granier-Deferre 
 
Writing credits
Georges Simenon (based on the novel by)

Pierre Granier-Deferre (adaptation) and
Pascal Jardin (adaptation)

Pascal Jardin (dialogue)

Produced by
Raymond Danon .... producer
Maurice Jacquin .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Walter Wottitz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jean Ravel 
 
Production Design by
Jacques Saulnier 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles Merangel 
 
Costume Design by
Jacques Cottin (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Maud Begon .... makeup artist
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
Jacqueline Juillard .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ralph Baum .... production manager
Alain Belmondo .... unit manager
Lionel de Sousa .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-François Delon .... second assistant director
Philippe Lefebvre .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert André .... assistant art director
Georges Glon .... assistant art director
Charles Merangel .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Yvan Dacquay .... sound assistant
Jean Labussière .... sound
Alex Pront .... sound mixer: S.I.S. - Le Garenne
Jean Rieul .... sound mixer: S.I.S. - Le Garenne
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Valery Ivanow .... assistant camera (as Valéry Ivanow)
Yves Pouffary .... assistant camera
Victor Rodrigue .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Michèle Robert-Lauliac .... assistant editor (as Michèle Robert)
 
Music Department
Jean-Michel Defaye .... orchestration
William Flageollet .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nicole Cateux .... administrator
Odette Darrigol .... production secretary
Mauricette Laglasse .... administrator
Hélène Sébillotte .... script girl
Henri Vergnes .... location manager
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
Hungary:90 min | West Germany:89 min | USA:92 min | Argentina:92 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Company:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Rural thriller, 16 July 2008
Author: dbdumonteil

At the time ,French cinema was updating the rural thriller ,a genre which had begun in the late thirties/forties with such works as "Goupi Mains Rouges" "l'Assassinat du Père Noël" or "la Ferme aux Loups".The early seventies began with Granier-Deferre's "La Horse " (Gabin) and continued with another Granier-Deferre (this one) as well as with "L'Affaire Dominici" (Gabin) and "Les GRanges Brulées" (Signoret and Delon teaming up again).

These movies from the seventies were more realistic ,more "precise in their depictions of rural life than those released earlier."La Veuve Couderc",like one of his precedent movies ("Le Chat" also feat Signoret) was first a novel by Georges Simenon.In France ,people were amazed to see Delon playing opposite Signoret ,but most of the actresses Delon played with in the seventies ,with the exception of Romy Schneider or Jeanne Moreau,were starlets.There was really a special chemistry between them which was not as effective in their later effort "les Granges Brûlées" .Both are well cast,Signoret as a strong middle -age peasant woman and Delon as the fugitive .

Granier-Deferre helped pave a way to a new "Cinema de Qualité" which made us forget the pretensions of the new wavelet.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for La veuve Couderc (1971)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Lady Chatterley Strayed Spider-Man 3 My Mother's Castle The Passenger
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Drama section IMDb France section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.