Marie Latour, a woman of limited schooling, raises two children in a ratty flat during World War II in occupied France. In 1941, her husband Paul returns from German captivity, too weak to hold a job. Marie discovers she can make money performing abortions, using a soapy water douche. Many of her clients are knocked up by occupying Germans. She buys better food and clothes, looks for a new flat, and, through an acquaintance, who is a prostitute, rents out her bedrooms to hookers during the day. She's indifferent to Paul; his humiliations grow as does her income. She hopes to be a singer. Male Vichy umbrage and moral hypocrisy may upend her. What is she thinking?
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Based upon the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud. See more
I'm not just a housewife.
No offense, but you look like one.
Maybe, but I'm not what I seem to be. I even do things that are against the law.
Like what, baby face?
Ici l'on Pêche
Music by Jean Tranchant
Lyrics by Jean Tranchant
Performed by Jean Tranchant See more