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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert
... Henri Laurent
... Françoise Laurent
... Jacques Christian
Micheline Dax ... Denise
Michel Flamme ... Patrick
Jacques Morel ... Marcel
... Madame Fourcade
Henri Belly ... Freddy
... Madame Pommier (as Madame Paquerette)
Jean Ozenne ... Le concierge
Françoise Honorat
Fernand Rauzéna ... Simon (as Fernand Rauzena)
Claude Larue ... Corinne
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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15 April 1953 (France)  »

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Françoise Steps Out  »

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This movie features the first song by Georges Brassens ever printed on film. See more »

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Featured in Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016) See more »

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Written by Georges Brassens
Performed by Daniel Gélin (uncredited)
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French don't use showers, do they?
31 March 2003 | by See 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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