- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 2, 2009
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Koch Lorber Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Famed auteur Jean-Luc Godard's fascination with the female race continues with A MARRIED WOMAN, an unconventional cinematic portrait of a woman who is at a crossroads in her life. Charlotte (Macha Meril) is a beautiful young wife and stepmother, who also happens to have fallen in love with Robert (Bernard Noel), a charming actor. While her husband, Pierre (Philippe Leroy), is away on business, she and Robert continue to spend time together in a hotel. When Pierre returns, Charlotte must lie in order to cover up her infidelities. She eventually learns that she is pregnant, forcing her to choose between a life with her husband, or a fresh new start with Robert. Shot in a series of extreme close-ups that mostly focus on Charlotte's flesh, Godard shows his obvious reverence for the female body. He also allows his actors the time to express their own confusion and philosophies--most notably in an extended dinner sequence. Godard's intellectual approach to male-female relationships, and especially the institution of marriage, is on full display with this influential drama, in a similar manner to the director's MY LIFE TO LIVE, TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER, and CONTEMPT.
French new wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard reverses the standard love triangle and challenges the influence of consumer culture in one of his most provocative dissections of modern life. Charlotte (Macha Méril), an alienated Parisian woman, drifts between morning affairs with the artistic Robert (Bernard Noël) and evenings with her paternalistic husband Pierre (Philippe Leroy). Unsure of whether she loves either man, she discovers she is pregnant and must come to terms with her emotional infidelities.
Love Triangles |
New Wave (Film) |
Paris, France |
- Filmed on location in Paris, France.