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La veuve Couderc (1971)

Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is ... See full summary »

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Georges Simenon (based on the novel by), Pierre Granier-Deferre (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alain Delon ... Jean Lavigne
Simone Signoret ... Veuve Couderc Tati
Ottavia Piccolo ... Félicie
Jean Tissier Jean Tissier ... Henri
Monique Chaumette Monique Chaumette ... Françoise
Boby Lapointe Boby Lapointe ... Désiré
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Le commissaire Mallet
Robert Favart Robert Favart
André Rouyer André Rouyer ... Policeman
François Valorbe François Valorbe ... Le colonel croix-de-feu
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Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is enjoying being in control of the farm. And then she hires the handsome stranger who helped her carry the new incubator for chicks from the bus and across the canal. In the house by the canal with the job of raising and lowering the bridge for passing boats lives the widow's envious sister-in-law along with husband and nubile daughter. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Their interests were worlds apart but strange events brought them close together

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Drama | Action | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 October 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Widow Couderc See more »

Filming Locations:

Cheuge, Côte-d'Or, France See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 59255 delivered on 11-11-1971. See more »

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Not one stain of blood on Alain Delon's immaculate white shirt after his character has been shot by a barrage of gendarmes. See more »

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Delon is Indelible, As Usual
20 November 2007 | by Pamela-5See all my reviews

The person who wrote that she (?) thought that, perhaps, no one in America had seen this film is wrong! I saw it in Los Angeles when it first came out, in the early '70s. Granted, it did not leave a great impression upon me. What left a great impression upon me was, bien sur, the wonderful Alain Delon. Sigh. Sorry! Can't help it! I will remember everything he was in until the day I die! After seeing this film, I remember afterwards, recollecting the scenes with him and the younger gal with whom he was dallying, and thinking, "That actress should PAY to play that role!" Again, sorry! Of course, Signoret was fantastic, as she always was.


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