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Rue de l'Estrapade (1953)

While Henri Laurent speeds along on the racing circuits, his pretty wife Françoise goes from luxury boutique to luxury boutique with her best friend Denise. One day, Denise lets her know ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writer:

Annette Wademant (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Gélin ... Robert
Louis Jourdan ... Henri Laurent
Anne Vernon ... Françoise Laurent
Jean Servais ... Jacques Christian
Micheline Dax Micheline Dax ... Denise
Michel Flamme Michel Flamme ... Patrick
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Marcel
Marcelle Praince ... Madame Fourcade
Henri Belly Henri Belly ... Freddy
Pâquerette ... Madame Pommier (as Madame Paquerette)
Jean Ozenne Jean Ozenne ... Le concierge
Françoise Honorat Françoise Honorat
Fernand Rauzéna Fernand Rauzéna ... Simon (as Fernand Rauzena)
Claude Larue Claude Larue ... Corinne
Marcel Rouzé Marcel Rouzé ... Le locataire furieux (as Rouzé)
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While Henri Laurent speeds along on the racing circuits, his pretty wife Françoise goes from luxury boutique to luxury boutique with her best friend Denise. One day, Denise lets her know that Henri has a lover. Outraged, Françoise moves out of marital home and rents a maids' room in Rue de l'Estrapade. Henri tries to get his wife back but Françoise does not listen. She even looks for a job in a prêt-à-porter shop and lets herself be courted by Robert, her neighbor across the landing... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Unbelievable, immoral and insane in every possible way... with its own, genuine charm. (original Finnish poster tagline)

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Although selected for the Cannes Film Festival, "Rue de l'Estrapade" was not shown owing to Jacques Becker's refusal to participate. See more »

Connections

Featured in My Journey Through French Cinema (2016) See more »

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Music by Francis Lemarque
Lyrics by Francis Lemarque
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French don't use showers, do they?
31 March 2003 | by davidcarbajalesSee all my reviews

This movie is a superb comedy from the same director of Casque d'or and Le trou. A close friend of Howard Hawks, who helped François Truffaut when interviewing Mr. Hawks for Cahiers du cinèma. A woman notices that her husband has a lover and she decides to leave the house and rents a little room in rue de l'estrapade (estrapade street). The husband tries to get her back but she keeps on her convictions. She looks for a job in a prèt-a-porter shop and she even flirts with another man...but they're still deeply in love with each other. The one line summary is because when the wife rents, the landlord shows her a sort of back-packer and there is no bathroom...so as we used to think about French people, they don't use showers, do they?


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 April 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Françoise Steps Out See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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