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The French Woman (1977)
"Madame Claude" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  August 1979 (USA)
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Based on a true story. Madame Claude, a well connected Parisienne with dark past, runs a network of high-class call girls. She sends her girls to any place in the world to satisfy sexual ... See full summary »

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Françoise Fabian ...
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Elizabeth
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David Evans
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Alexander Zakis
Vibeke Knudsen ...
Anne-Marie
Maurice Ronet ...
Pierre
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Howard
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Gustave Lucas
André Falcon ...
Paul
François Perrot ...
Lefevre
Marc Michel ...
Hugo
Roland Bertin ...
Soulier
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Smith
Karl Held ...
Stanfield
Ylva Setterborg ...
Jill
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Based on a true story. Madame Claude, a well connected Parisienne with dark past, runs a network of high-class call girls. She sends her girls to any place in the world to satisfy sexual desires of wealthy and powerful men. Claude's manipulations also involve big business and politics. Meanwhile, photographer David Evans is trying to clear his own criminal record by providing the authorities with pictures of Claude's girls with important clients in compromising positions. But powerful men can do anything to keep their secrets... Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Comedy | Drama

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The French Woman  »

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[Running in the woods.]
David Evans: Where are you? I want to see my executioner! I'm innocent! I'm a nobody! Why kill me? Why kill me? Why don't you speak? Go ahead!
[He's shot and falls, looking up, smiling.]
David Evans: That's strange. I hear the rain.
[Laughs.]
David Evans: But I can't... feel it.
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Followed by Madame Claude 2 (1981) See more »

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Silly silly silly
5 August 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

This is a very blah movie- overly graphic, underly written. Murray Head has a particularly sucky role. Love scenes are many and very awkwardly done- embarrassing as heck. Still can't get over how on earth this film was made- though some of it HAD potential. Unfortunately, movie takes a billion people and makes them all one dimensional and unlikable- can't even muster up any sympathy when a main character dies. So pretty much this is trash. The dubbing sucks too. Argh! Poor Murray! Poor everyone!


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