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A Woman's Life

11 yrs 119 minutes 2016 6.6

The young noblewoman Jeanne lives a protected life in her parents’ home in the 19th century. She is at an age where it’s time for her to marry, and her well-meaning parents are quick to accept the young nobleman who shows an interest in her. It soon turns out that he is not the wealthy and faithful man he pretended to be, and Jeanne is forced to realize how harsh the world can be for a young woman without a safety net in 19th century France. The film is based on the short story by Guy de Maupassant and was awarded a prize for best film at the Venice Film Festival. It was also nominated for a César.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama
Director: Stéphane Brizé
Actor: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud
Country: Belgium, France
Language: French

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