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Story of women

Author: Marin KarmitzColo TavernierClaude ChabrolIsabelle HuppertFrançois CluzetAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Home Vision Entertainment, 2004.
Series: The classic collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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To survive Nazi-occupied 1940ś France, Marie turns to illegally aborting pregnancies for a hefty fee. As her income increases, Marie moves her family to a posh apartment. Completely seduced by her lifestyle, Marie ignores her shell-shocked husband Paul. Things take a disastrous turn after one of Marieś "customers" dies and her husband turns her over to the authorities.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marin Karmitz; Colo Tavernier; Claude Chabrol; Isabelle Huppert; François Cluzet; Marie Trintignant; Nils Tavernier; Jean Rabier; Monique Fardoulis; Francis Szpiner; Home Vision Entertainment (Firm).; Public Media (Firm).; MK2 Productions (Firm).; Films A2 (Firm).; Films du Camelia/La Sept (Firm).; Sofica Sofinergie (Firm).; La Sept (Firm).
ISBN: 078002897X 9780780028975
OCLC Number: 780030010
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. In French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Based on the book by Francis Szpiner. Inspired by the real-life of Marie-Louise Girard, who was executed in 1943 by the Vichy Government, whód declared abortion as a Crime Against the State because it diminished the number of potential soldiers.
Credits: Director of photography, Jean Rabier ; editor, Monique Fardoulis ; music, Matthieu Chabrol ; costume designer, Corinne Jorry ; production designer, Françoise Benoît-Fresco ; written, adapted and dialogue by Colo Tavernier O'Hagan and Claude Chabrol ; editor/production manager, Yvon Crenn ; director, Claude Chabrol.
Performer(s): Starring Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant, Nils Tavernier.
Target Audience: Not rated.; IMDb rating: 7.7.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby digital ; monaural.
Contents: Special features: New, enhanced digital transfer ; scene comments by Claude Chabrol ; presentation by critic Joël Magny ; interviews with producer Martin Karmitz and writer Francis Szpiner ; director filmography ; original French theatrical trailer ; essay by film critic and author Wheeler Winston Dixon.
Series Title: The classic collection.
Other Titles: [Une affaire de femmes.
Responsibility: MK2 Productions ; Films A2 ; Films Du Camelia ; La Sept ; Sofica Sofinergie.

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To survive Nazi-occupied 1940ś France, Marie turns to illegally aborting pregnancies for a hefty fee. As her income increases, Marie moves her family to a posh apartment. Completely seduced by her lifestyle, Marie ignores her shell-shocked husband Paul. Things take a disastrous turn after one of Marieś "customers" dies and her husband turns her over to the authorities.

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