MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,250 this week

The Woman in Blue (1973)
"La femme en bleu" (original title)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 194 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

(adaptation)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 04 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Woman in Blue (1973)

The Woman in Blue (1973) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Woman in Blue.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Anna Karina, Claude Rich, Georges Descrières
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jewish tailor Albert (Abkarian) and his wife Lea (Breitman) are reestablishing their business in 1946 Paris. Albert hires six people, more than he needs to meet current slow season demand, ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Simon Abkarian, Zabou Breitman, Vincent Elbaz
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet
Stars: Danielle Durou, Alain Belard, Michel Piccoli
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Anémone, Xavier Beauvois, André Dussollier
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The whole life in one night. A young couple plays nearly any role of possible lifetime relationships.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marie Trintignant
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Stéphane Audran, Michel Piccoli, Claude Piéplu
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Charles Berling, Dominique Blanc
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet
Stars: Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli, Serge Reggiani
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a car accident in which his mother dies, Antoine Chapelote decides to change his life and become a con-artist. He meets a young girl Caroline who helps him with his scam.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Robert Lamoureux, Christine Dejoux, Claude Piéplu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Marina Vlady, Macha Méril, Michel Vitold
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A journalist meets a pretty, young woman in Biarritz and they fall in love with each other. Once they have returned to Paris the woman disappears mysteriously.

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Ewa Swann, Philippe Avron, Bruno Cremer
Lucky Jo (1964)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lucky Jo and his three friends are little criminals, who try to live from small burglaries. But they never have luck - ever so often something inpredictable happens to Jo and gets one of ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville
Stars: Eddie Constantine, Pierre Brasseur, Georges Wilson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pierre
...
Aurélie
...
Edmond
...
La dame de Meudon
Marie Lasas ...
La femme en bleu
Amarande ...
Béatrice
Geneviève Fontanel ...
Ghislaine
Sabine Glaser ...
Katrina
Patricia Lesieur ...
Sylvie - l'assistante
Fabienne Arel ...
Marianne
Henry Courseaux ...
Antoine - le flûtiste
Alain Astruc ...
Stanislas, le critique
Julien Verdier ...
Le garçon de café
...
L'organiste
Hélène Duc
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

color in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 1973 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher de Azul  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A chauvinistic take on obsession ......
27 September 2005 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I've seen 2 more recent offerings on DVD from director Michel Deville and quite enjoyed them so I thought I would give "La Femme en Bleu" a try. This one didn't do it for me I'm afraid.

The story is simple enough. Pierre spots "The Woman in Blue" in a shop one day and is instantly intrigued. He wonders to himself whether he should approach her but decides against it. Upon leaving the shop he again sees her in the distance and slowly his intrigue turns into obsession. The rest of the film sees us joining Pierre in his quest to find this mysterious woman. He enlists his friend Edmond to assist in locating her and also draws in his sometime lover Aurelie (Massari) who reluctantly agrees to help him as well.

That's the film really ... at a plot level anyway. Of course, Deville is exploring more deeper concepts here, primarily that of OBSESSION. Pierre's obsession with the mysterious woman in blue and Aurelie's obsession with him. Why would she assist in the search for a potential rival? Perhaps a little bit of the 'if you can't beat him - join him' philosophy perhaps? This is a FRENCH film afterall !! The music of Schubert features prominently throughout as both a background score and often as a plot device. Most films are written and then scored later -- watching this however, I couldn't help but feel the Deville chose some of his favourite Schubert pieces and constructed a film around them. A novel approach if nothing else.

I must say i did find "La Femme en Bleu" quite chauvinistic tho. Piccoli's character is far from likable and why Aurelie tags along just doesn't ring true ... but as I said earlier ... this IS a French film. I doubt it would appeal to a female audience (they may even find it offensive) and, frankly, has little to recommend it it to a male one either.


6 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Woman in Blue (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?