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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.

Director:

Martin Provost

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Deneuve ... Béatrice Sobo
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 ... Hôtesse d'accueil maternité
Jacques Mechelany Jacques Mechelany ... Francis
Ana Rodriguez ... Patiente bébé cordon
Karidja Touré ... Patiente Madame Naja
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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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Trivia

French visa # 144449. 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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Wise Women
29 August 2020 | by pagbwiSee all my reviews

Midwife = Wise woman in translation. This movie is about two wise women. Unlike Hollywood you are not drawn to a particular conclusion. You see the main characters interact with each other and what they don't say and their behavior towards each other, tells you more at times than the dialog. See it for yourself. Your own experiences will influence it's interpretation. I enjoyed this movie. You rarely see movies like this in America.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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