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Une femme à sa fenêtre (1976)

Romy Schneider plays an aristocratic woman in 1936 Greece, who amuses herself pursuing a shallow loveless affair with a nobleman, but unexpectedly falls in love with a political activist.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Romy Schneider ... Margot (Santorini)
Philippe Noiret ... Raoul Malfosse
Victor Lanoux ... Michel Boutros
Umberto Orsini ... Rico (Santori)
Gastone Moschin ... Primoukis
Delia Boccardo ... Dora Cooper
Martine Brochard ... Avghi
Neli Riga Neli Riga ... Amalia
Joachim Hansen ... Stahlbaum
Carl Möhner ... Von Pahlen (as Carl Mohner)
Vasilis Kolovos ... Andréas
Paul Muller ... Le Directeur
Camille Piton Camille Piton ... Le Gardien
Aldo Farina Aldo Farina ... L'Américain
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Storyline

On August 4, 1936, General Metaxas declared martial law in Greece. A union leader using the name Boutros is sought in Athens by Primoukis, a ruthless police leader. Boutros narrowly escapes and, early the next morning, jumps through the window of Marchese Margot Santorini, the wealthy Austrian-born wife of Rico, a penniless Italian diplomat and playboy. Margot is bored and without purpose: aiding Boutros's escape invigorates her, and soon she is in love. The film briefly jumps to 1945 when Rico and Raoul (who assisted her out of love) meet in France to talk about her fate, and then jumps 30 years to Margot's daughter's visit to Greece to find out about her father. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Woman at Her Window See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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16 May 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This movie promised great things:Philippe Noiret,Victor Lanoux and Umberto Orsini as the three male principals ,and Romy Schneider,as beautiful as ever ,now in the late part of her career;plus the magnificent Greek landscapes;plus a love affair between a communist (Lanoux)and a diplomat's wife ;plus politics;plus a non-linear plot.

But ,for all that, the movie is boring,and if it weren't for the cast,you'd often feel like giving up;politics ,yes,military dictatorship,but most of the time,it stays theoretical ,although Noiret calls Greek mythology to the rescue (Oedipus and Antigone),the characters remain hollow and the passionate love story lacks focus ,intensity and passion ;as for the political side ,it is only skimmed over ,Granier-Deferre being not Costa -Gavras for that matter.

The characters move in a world of luxury and the only pictures of the victims of the dictators are those the lady sees from the window ....of her car as she passes through a wasted land in the hands of the soldiers.


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