Poster

Story of Women ()

Une affaire de femmes (original title)
Reference View | Change View


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... See more »

Director:
Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 6 nominations.
  • See more »
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Complete, Cast awaiting verification

Edit
...
Marie
...
Paul
...
Lulu / Lucie
Nils Tavernier ...
Lucien
...
Mouche #2
Aurore Gauvin ...
Mouche #1
Guillaume Foutrier ...
Pierrot #1
Nicolas Foutrier ...
Pierrot #2
...
Ginette
...
Jasmine
...
Fernande
...
Loulou
François Maistre ...
Le président Lamarre-Coudray
...
Me Fillon / Judge Fillon
Myriam David ...
Rachel
Pierre-François Dumeniaud ...
Le patron du Café
Bernard Houdeville ...
Le paysan
Claire Conty ...
La coiffeuse
...
Le garçon de café
Catherine Deville ...
Yvonne
Sylvie Flepp ...
Berthe
François Lafont ...
Grocer
Pierre Martot ...
L'allemand
Jurgen Mash ...
Officier allemand
...
Robert
Roland Shön ...
Le vieille homme
Anne-Marie Etienne ...
Renée
Valérie Leboutte ...
Marcelle
Fabienne Chaudat ...
La patiente
Jacques Vincent ...
Le résistant
Pascal Guégan
Jeannine Hames ...
La cantatrice
Bernard Cherboeuf ...
L'inspecteur
Elisabeth Sender ...
Francine (as Elizabeth Sender)
Huguette Maillard ...
Monique
Valérie Soudant ...
Armelle
...
La garde
Jean-Michel Noirey ...
Bailiff (as Jean-Michel Noiret)
Madeleine Marie ...
Albertinie
Caroline Berg ...
Hélène Fillon
Colette Charbonneau
Jacques Brunet ...
Col. Chabert
Henri Attal ...
Un poicier au procès
Jean-François Klein
Jean-Marc Roulot
...
L'avocat stagiaire Martinet (as Frank Lapersonne)

Directed by

Edit
Claude Chabrol

Written by

Edit
Colo Tavernier ... (scenario & adaptation) &
Claude Chabrol ... (scenario & adaptation)
 
Colo Tavernier ... (dialogue) (as Colo Tavernier O'Hagen)
 
Francis Szpiner ... (book "Une affaire de femmes")

Produced by

Edit
Marin Karmitz ... producer

Music by

Edit
Matthieu Chabrol

Cinematography by

Edit
Jean Rabier

Film Editing by

Edit
Monique Fardoulis

Production Design by

Edit
Françoise Benoît-Fresco

Costume Design by

Edit
Corinne Jorry

Production Management

Edit
Yvon Crenn ... production manager

Sound Department

Edit
Jean-Berthieu Chabrol ... sound recordist
Jean-Pierre Fénié ... boom operator
Maurice Gilbert ... sound
Jean-Bernard Thomasson ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Dominique Robert ... best boy grip

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

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? Written by

Plot Keywords
Genres
Parents Guide Add content advisory for parents »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Story of Women (United States)
  • Story of Women (Hong Kong, English title)
  • A Story of Women (United Kingdom)
  • Asunto de mujeres (Spain)
  • Un affare di donne (Italy)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 108 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Based upon the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fat Man and Little Boy/I, Madman/Gross Anatomy/Story of Women/When the Whales Came (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Le Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer See more »
Quotes Marie: It's easy to keep your hands clean when you're rich.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed