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Une affaire de femmes
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Director:
Writers:
Colo Tavernier (scenario & adaptation) &
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Release Date:
February 1990 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
During World War II, in occupied France, a woman of limited schooling raises two children in a ratty flat... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beyond any moral. See more (13 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Beaune ... Le procureur Mourier / Attorney Mourier (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
Louis Ducreux ... Père Mourier (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
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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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21 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Beyond any moral., 9 November 2002
Author: dbdumonteil

This is a true story and the heroine is not unlike Louis Malle's hero "Lacombe Lucien".They are too coarse,too immature to realize what they are doing.Lucien could have opted for the Resistance,but he's deemed too stupid by the schoolteacher and he winds up in Collaboration.Chabrol's heroine only wants to "help" her neighbors before she realizes she can earn a lot of dough with abortion.Chabrol watches his character as an entomologist,as she makes her way through those troubled times:the world has gone mad,and anyway is abortion worse than what the authorities are doing with the Jews ?Maréchal Petain's France was so humiliated that it tried to make up with it by focusing on "morality".

The heroine could make also think of Violette Nozières,another Chabrol movie which also featured Huppert.And she's also akin to Sandrine Bonnaire's character in "la cérémonie".All are women overtaken by events,all are victims of a well-meaning society,Chabrol's trademark. "Une affaire de femmes" is certainly a good work although it lacks the sweep and the directing innovations of his late sixties/early seventies classics.

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