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Une femme française (1995)

Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through ... See full summary »

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Régis Wargnier

Writers:

Régis Wargnier (original scenario), Alain Le Henry | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Jeanne
Daniel Auteuil ... Louis
Gabriel Barylli Gabriel Barylli ... Mathias Behrens
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Arnoult
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ... Solange
Michel Etcheverry Michel Etcheverry ... Charles
Laurence Masliah Laurence Masliah ... Helene
Jean-Noël Brouté Jean-Noël Brouté ... Marc
Isabelle Guiard Isabelle Guiard ... Mathilde
François Caron François Caron ... Andre
Maria Fitzi ... Liseul
Samuel Le Bihan ... Henri
Heinz Bennent ... Andreas
Antoine du Merle Antoine du Merle ... Antoine
Desiree Dupont Desiree Dupont ... Armelle
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Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to forget these wartime betrayls, Louis takes his wife and the infant twins he didn't father to Berlin, where she falls for Matthais, a sensitive German industrialist. When the Indochinese war sends Louis to Vietnam, Matthais follows Jeanne back to France. A subsequent move to Damascus where Louis is posted as military attache, fails to break their bond. Written by Peter Davis <pdavis@macollamh.ucd.ie>

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

15 March 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A French Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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French art soap.
16 February 2003 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

A man goes to battle and kills other men while his woman stays home and makes love to other men. Wargnier's memories of his mother who starved for love and passion while her husband served in French colonies at war, is art soap with two of the greatest contemporary French actors making it worth the while.


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