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Une affaire de femmes
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Director:
Writers:
Colo Tavernier (scenario & adaptation) &
Claude Chabrol (scenario & adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
February 1990 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Marie Latour, a woman of limited schooling, raises two children in a ratty flat during World War II in occupied France... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An amazing film loosely based on the last woman in France to be guillotined. Her crime is performing abortions. See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Isabelle Huppert ... Marie

François Cluzet ... Paul
Marie Trintignant ... Lulu / Lucie
Nils Tavernier ... Lucien
Lolita Chammah ... Mouche #2
Aurore Gauvin ... Mouche #1
Guillaume Foutrier ... Pierrot #1
Nicolas Foutrier ... Pierrot #2
Marie Bunel ... Ginette

Dominique Blanc ... Jasmine
Evelyne Didi ... Fernande
Dani ... Loulou
François Maistre ... Le président Lamarre-Coudray
Vincent Gauthier ... Me Fillon / Judge Fillon
Myriam David ... Rachel
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ... Le patron du Café
Bernard Houdeville ... Le paysan
Claire Conty ... La coiffeuse

Thomas Chabrol ... Le garçon de café
Catherine Deville ... Yvonne
Sylvie Flepp ... Berthe
François Lafont ... Grocer
Pierre Martot ... L'allemand
Jurgen Mash ... Officier allemand
Jean-Claude Lecas ... Robert
Roland Shön ... Le vieille homme
Anne-Marie Etienne ... Renée
Valérie Leboutte ... Marcelle
Fabienne Chaudat ... La patiente
Jacques Vincent ... Le résistant
Pascal Guégan
Jeannine Hames ... La cantatrice
Bernard Cherboeuf ... L'inspecteur
Elisabeth Sender ... Francine (as Elizabeth Sender)
Huguette Maillard ... Monique
Valérie Soudant ... Armelle
Lise Roy ... La garde
Jean-Michel Noirey ... Bailiff (as Jean-Michel Noiret)
Madeleine Marie ... Albertinie
Caroline Berg ... Hélène Fillon
Colette Charbonneau
Jacques Brunet ... Col. Chabert
Henri Attal ... Un poicier au procès
Jean-François Klein
Jean-Marc Roulot
Franck de la Personne ... L'avocat stagiaire Martinet (as Frank Lapersonne)

Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
 
Writing credits
Colo Tavernier (scenario & adaptation) &
Claude Chabrol (scenario & adaptation)

Colo Tavernier (dialogue) (as Colo Tavernier O'Hagen)

Francis Szpiner (book)

Produced by
Marin Karmitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Matthieu Chabrol 
 
Cinematography by
Jean Rabier 
 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
 
Production Design by
Françoise Benoît-Fresco 
 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
 
Production Management
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Jean-Berthieu Chabrol .... sound recordist
Maurice Gilbert .... sound
Jean-Bernard Thomasson .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dominique Robert .... best boy grip
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Une affaire de femmes" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Based upon the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud.See more »
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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
An amazing film loosely based on the last woman in France to be guillotined. Her crime is performing abortions., 18 October 2005
Author: kthnly from United States

I'd like to focus on this film as a French film, not of the United States. If one has seen "La Chagrin et la Pitie," then one knows the legacy of this film. France was not perfect during WWII. Not everyone in France was part of the resistance, mainly, they were trying to survive. I think its an amazing film that sheds light on a crucial point in French history. Yes, it's about abortion and Chabrol does a great job ensuring his abortionist is less than perfect. That's a wonderful point he makes, that no one is perfect, not even the moral majority of the government. But, I come away from this film with the same questions that I get from "Lacombe, Lucien," which are: 'what would I have done?' And, please, don't Monday morning quarterback World War II.

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