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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 »

Director:

Régis Wargnier

Writers:

Régis Wargnier (original scenario), Alain Le Henry | 1 more credit »
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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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Quatuor pour cordes Opus 131
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
éditions CHANT DU MONDE
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Beauty, melancholy and softness in a true story
30 October 1998 | by Bethy-3See all my reviews

This is Regis Wargnier's memories about his mother. We can see him as a boy, sharing moments of joy and blues. Emmanulle Beart was criticized for playing the part of Jeanne, a woman that could not remain faithful to her husband, always in the war. The loneliness was the reason of the unfaithfulness. Daniel Auteuil is unforgettable as the patient husband always forgiving the wife's sins.

Beautiful...sensitive and highly recommended


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UK | France | Germany

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French | German | English | Russian

Release Date:

15 March 1995 (France) See more »

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A French Woman See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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