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The Aviator's Wife (1981)
"La femme de l'aviateur" (original title)

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A young student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her lover.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Philippe Marlaud ...
François
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Anne
Anne-Laure Meury ...
Lucie
Mathieu Carrière ...
Christian
Philippe Caroit ...
François' Friend
Coralie Clément ...
Anne's Colleague
María Luisa García ...
Anne's Friend (as Lisa Hérédia)
Haydée Caillot ...
Blonde
Mary Stephen ...
Tourist
Neil Chan ...
Tourist
Rosette ...
Concierge
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Mercillat
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The aviator Christian visits his ex-mistress Anne seven o'clock in the morning, to tell her that their affair is over, because his wife is pregnant and will soon move to Paris. Anne's new lover, François, happens to see Christian and Anne when they leave her house, and thinks that their affair is still going on. He tries to contact Anne, but she won't talk to him. At a pavement café François sees Christian and an unknown woman, which he assumes is the aviator's wife. As he is in a bad mood and doesn't know what to do, he decides to follow the couple. On his way through a park he bumps into a cute girl, Lucie, who is 15 years old and has taken a day off from school. Lucie soon brings 20-year-old François to explain to her what has happened to him this morning. She is excited by his story and especially the puzzling parts of it. She joins him in pursuing the couple and thinks out various hypotheses about them. When the couple goes into a lawyer's office, Lucie is sure that the unknown ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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4 March 1981 (France)  »

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Trivia

Lead actor Philippe Marlaud died a few months after the film's release when he burned to death in a campsite when his tent caught fire. See more »

Goofs

When Francois put a stamp on the postcard he wants to mail to Lucie, the writing on the card is different than the one he wrote previously. The words are the same but on different or more lines. See more »

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Followed by Full Moon in Paris (1984) See more »

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Paris m'a séduit
Performed by Arielle Dombasle with Jean-Louis Valéro
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Interesting but Light Rohmer
27 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Rohmer's films. I just saw this one for the first time. It was fairly satisfying, deficient primarily because the lead actress was less interesting and appealing than most of Rohmer's women characters and actresses. I thought the movie might end with the lead male character falling asleep on screen for the fourth time during the film. But the presence and performance of the young actress Anne-Laure Meury redeems all. And, by the way, who is the wife of the aviator?


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