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Une femme, un jour... (1977)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Puyssessau
Mélanie Brévan ...
Nicky Marcheteaux (as Mélane Brévan)
Gilles Bony ...
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Le dentiste
Henri Garcin ...
Jean-Paul, le mari
Robert Dadiès ...
Monsieur Simon
Monique Garnier ...
La fille des Puces
Jacqueline Porel ...
Le mère
Michel Fortin ...
Léonard Keigel ...
Le médecin
Claudine Barjol
Madeleine Bouchez
Simone Cantin
Gys Chanu
Catherine Coussot


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2 February 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Woman One Day  »

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Por una cabeza
Music by Carlos Gardel
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go fish!
12 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Leonard Keigel's first two movies ("Leviathan" and his version of "La Dame De Pique " have a honest reputation but they are nowhere to be seen.

We are left with his ridiculous sub-"Diaboliques" thriller "Qui?" which was panned when it was released .His wife ,Simone Bach ,played a supporting part in it.

For his comeback (and last movie)"Une femme, Un Jour" ,S.Bach wrote the screenplay which might have seemed risqué for the time:it tells the story of a woman ,Caroline (the excellent Caroline Cellier in a dull part )whose marriage is on the rocks and who lives in her friend's house :this friend,NIcky, is a lesbian and she is in love with the divorcée.

The problem with the movie is that those characters are much too superficial;the two women go to the pictures to see "the wizard of oz" (isn't she a friend of Dorothy ,after all?),then to a lesbian night club .Little by little,Caroline seems attracted by Nicky but she feels guilty (the father tries to buy her back-to-straight sex with a six -figure check;although she refuses ,the girls thinks that what she does is not "normal" .An involuntary funny scene shows Caroline's brat surprising the two women ,naked in bed ,making love; "what are you doing? " asks the innocent boy.And all in all,the screenplay goes contrary to what could be expected: the pictures of the trip to Morocco ,with Caroline happy again with hubby and son is the triumph of the bourgeois moral. And Nicky herself gives men a try again,but her choice of a crude brute is not a good one.Go fish!

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