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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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Jeanne
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Louis
Gabriel Barylli ...
Mathias Behrens
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Arnoult
Geneviève Casile ...
Solange
Michel Etcheverry ...
Charles
Laurence Masliah ...
Helene
Jean-Noël Brouté ...
Marc
Isabelle Guiard ...
Mathilde
François Caron ...
Andre
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Liseul
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Henri
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Andreas
Antoine du Merle ...
Antoine
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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$170,149
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Valse de minuit extraite de Cendrillon
Music by Sergei Prokofiev (as Serge Prokofiev)
éditions CHANT DU MONDE
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Beauty, melancholy and softness in a true story
30 October 1998 | by See 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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