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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 & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Sad Affair 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)

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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Based upon the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud.See more »
Soundtrack:
Ici l'on pêcheSee more »

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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Sad Affair, 14 March 2006
Author: pegd-1 from Connecticut

With cool detachment and a subtle touch of horror, Claude Chabrol dissects the story of a woman who was guillotined during the Nazi occupation of France. One of his strengths as a director is that he allows the movie goer to form his/her own thoughts and opinions about the issues at hand. He is not a proselytizer.

The film covers a lot of ground: illegal abortion, collaborating with the enemy, parenting, marital communication, greed and a slew of other human weaknesses. All of this against the backdrop of an occupied France, a country who witnessed the horrors of WWI and never fully recovered, and whose WWII soul (what is left of it) has been torn apart.

Isabelle Huppert does a fine job interpreting Marie LaTour, the woman in question. Marie is not the most sympathetic of characters. In fact, most of the major characters are not "sympathique".(My favorite character is the prostitute Lulu, acted by Marie Trintignant.)

All in all a well directed, well structured film about a tragic period in the lives of the French people. But you be the judge.

Trivia: "Vera Drake" and "L'Affaire de Femmes" both begin in apartments which have the the same god awful green walls.

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