La Truite (The Trout) (1982) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Frederique (Huppert) leaves her family's small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man. Irritations concerning her actions and present state of feelings begin to fill her mind, forcing her to come to terms with innermost self.

  • In a small coastal town, the youngster Frédérique works in a trout-farm. She marries the gay Galuchat and they lure the upper-class businessmen Rambert and Saint-Genis in the bowling, pretending that they do not play well and winning a large amount in a game, despite the protest of Rambert's wife Lou. Saint-Genis invites Frédérique to travel with him in a business trip to Japan, where he has a meeting scheduled with the Japanese businessman Daigo Hamada and she leaves Galuchat and has a brief love affair with Saint-Genis. She returns when she is informed that her husband is in the hospital. Then Rambert tries to convince Frédérique to be his lover, with tragic consequences.


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