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Writers:
Georges Simenon (based on the novel by)
Pierre Granier-Deferre (adaptation) ...
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13 October 1971 (France) See more »
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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 »
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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
 

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Hungary:90 min | West Germany:89 min | USA:92 min | Argentina:92 min
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A highly unusual love story, 10 September 2008
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

Pierre Granier Deferre is a famous director of thriller films.Apart from scoring admirable box office success most of his films have also been hailed by critics.In the history of French cinema it can be said that "La Veuve Couderc" will be hailed as one of the most successful adaptations of a George Simenon novel.It is a film in which nothing is left to chance.As there is a strong emphasis on the portrayal of characters both small and large,we get to see some remarkable acting performances.Much of the film's brilliance comes from its portrayal of a French village.It is a nice thing that Pierre Granier Deferre has covered every minute detail of French provincial life.Alain Delon and Simone Signoret appear wonderful as ill fated lovers who revolt against old fashioned values of French society.La Veuve Couderc is a film for those people who value the importance of love.In many ways it is similar to Ali fear eats the soul directed by Fassbinder.

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