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Baxter, Vera Baxter (1977)

In response to a new friend's queries, Vera recounts her life, starting with her no-good husband Jean, who has been using her to keep his failing building business afloat - up to the present affair she's having with Cayre (Depardieu).

Director:

Marguerite Duras

Writer:

Marguerite Duras (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Claudine Gabay Claudine Gabay ... Vera Baxter
Delphine Seyrig ... L'inconnue
Gérard Depardieu ... Michel Cayre
Noëlle Chatelet Noëlle Chatelet ... Monique Combes
Nathalie Nell Nathalie Nell ... La maîtresse
Claude Aufaure Claude Aufaure ... Barman
François Périer ... Jean Baxter (voice)
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Storyline

In response to a new friend's queries, Vera recounts her life, starting with her no-good husband Jean, who has been using her to keep his failing building business afloat - up to the present affair she's having with Cayre (Depardieu).

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Mystery

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Official Sites:

Official Site - DVD

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 June 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

L'adultère See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The Official DVD Site for this film describes it thus; "Vera Baxter is the name of a desolate, inconsolable, desperately idle woman. The title of the film, Baxter, Vera Baxter, describes her straitjacket: Vera is a prisoner of the name that marriage imposed on her. She's an incarnation of the bourgeoisie taken from social conformity, unfortunately linked to a (very ordinary) businessman for whom money is everything and desires not much. In the afternoon, Vera will be visited by an old mistress of her husband and then another woman, whose identity will not tell you anything, embodied by Delphine Seyrig. By withdrawing from the social game, perhaps Vera Baxter will finally become herself again, that is to say Vera; simply Vera." See more »

Quotes

Monique Combes: We lie a lot, you and I.
Vera Baxter: A lot, yes.
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Nobody´s perfect
31 August 2002 | by karmazinSee all my reviews

i didn´t enjoy this movie. i like other films with similar proposals (long shots, slow cadence, extended silences, bresson-like acting...) i accept that M.Duras had a personal way to understand the cinema, but i didn´t enjoy this movie.


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