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A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life

Nov. 23, 2016 France119 Min.
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8.7 1,282 votes

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Judith Chemla isJeanne Le Perthuis des Vauds
Jeanne Le Perthuis des Vauds
Jean-Pierre Darroussin isLe baron Simon-Jacques Le Perthuis des Vauds
Le baron Simon-Jacques Le Perthuis des Vauds
Swann Arlaud isJulien de Lamare
Julien de Lamare
Yolande Moreau isLa baronne Adélaïde Le Perthuis des Vauds
La baronne Adélaïde Le Perthuis des Vauds
Clotilde Hesme isGilberte de Fourville
Gilberte de Fourville
Alain Beigel isGeorges de Fourville
Georges de Fourville
Olivier Perrier isL'abbé Picot
L'abbé Picot


Normandy, 1819. Jeanne is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. She marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful man. Little by little Jeanne’s illusions are stripped away.

A Woman’s Life
A Woman’s Life
A Woman’s Life
A Woman’s Life
A Woman’s Life
A Woman’s Life
Original titleUne vie
IMDb Rating7.1 270 votes
TMDb Rating4.2 8 votes

(2) comments

  • writers_reignOctober 12, 2016Reply

    Life’s A Bitch And Then You Die

    *** This review may contain spoilers ***

  • lazaridFebruary 23, 2017Reply

    A good film

    Is the story of an aristocratic 19th century French family of any
    interest today? I believe that it depends. Personally I think it is, as
    long as it touches some humanitarian aspects and allows the spectator
    to draw parallels to his present day aspirations. This film does that.
    It is not a masterpiece, but it is well focused and nicely narrated. To
    me the De Maupassant novel was just an excuse and, to be honest, I
    found the lyrical passages presented as commentaries to be the film’s
    weakest points. The extensive use of close-ups was a great idea and
    added a special quality to the film. This does not mean that the wide
    shots were not good. The emphasis on the faces of the heroes was a very
    correct approach. The acting was very good and the unraveling of the
    story almost without flash backs was very helpful in understanding the
    changes in the family’s fortunes. At the end of the day, I believe,
    that this was the point the film was trying to make. The ups and downs
    and it was very nicely depicted in the last sentence which closed the
    movie. It was really the summary of the adventures we watched.

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