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The Midwife (2017)

Sage femme (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.

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Martin Provost

Writers:

Martin Provost (dialogue), Martin Provost (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Béatrice Sobo dite Sobolevski
Catherine Frot ... Claire Breton
Olivier Gourmet ... Paul Baron
Quentin Dolmaire ... Simon
Mylène Demongeot ... Rolande
Pauline Etienne ... Cécile Amado - une patiente
Audrey Dana ... La chef de service hôpital moderne
Pauline Parigot Pauline Parigot ... Lucie
Marie Gili-Pierre Marie Gili-Pierre ... Evelyne
Jeanne Rosa Jeanne Rosa ... Élodie
Élise Oppong Élise Oppong ... Sophie
Ingrid Heiderscheidt Ingrid Heiderscheidt ... L'hôtesse d'accueil de la maternité
Jacques Mechelany Jacques Mechelany ... Francis
Ana Rodriguez Ana Rodriguez ... Patiente du bébé au cordon enroulé
Karidja Touré ... Madame Naja - une patiente
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Storyline

Claire is a midwife in a maternity hospital. She is humane and helpful and gives herself entirely to her patients. But despite that her life is not a bed of roses. Her hospital is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory". Her personal life is no triumph either: she is single and does not make friends easily. To make matters worse, her student son Simon is gradually leaving home, as he is developing a relationship with his new sweetheart Lucie. It is the moment that Béatrice, her dead father's former mistress, chooses to resurface. The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman (Claire's exact opposite in fact) is really the last kind of person she needs to mix with. But Béatrice soon informs her that she suffers from brain cancer and she has nobody else to turn to. Torn between rejection and duty, what is Claire going to do? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El reencuentro See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,341, 23 July 2017

Gross USA:

$603,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,286,136
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The birthing scenes were real. Catherine Frot took training to become a midwife and actually delivered the babies on camera. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Breakfast: Episode dated 8 July 2017 (2017) See more »

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Ma liberté
Written by Georges Moustaki
Performed by Serge Reggiani
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Touching
27 July 2017 | by zictebanSee all my reviews

Nice story line, great acting and a subtle and beautiful face to face between two complex and good-hearted women whose common feature is sweetly whispered at the end of the movie: for 2 women whose birth was not so welcome we've made it fairly well. It is all about memory, regret and will to go ahead. Great movie.


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