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For a Woman (2013)

Pour une femme (original title)
| Drama | 2 May 2014 (USA)
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The story of the marriage between Michel and Lena, as told by their daughter Anne, with reflections on the mystery of abiding love.

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Diane Kurys

Writer:

Diane Kurys
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Magimel ... Michel
Mélanie Thierry ... Léna
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Jean
Sylvie Testud ... Anne
Denis Podalydès ... Maurice
Julie Ferrier ... Tania
Clotilde Hesme ... Madeleine
Clément Sibony ... Sacha
Marc Ruchmann Marc Ruchmann ... Paul
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ... Le juge
Christian Taponard Christian Taponard ... Georges
Francesco Calabrese Francesco Calabrese ... Romano
Franck Gourlat Franck Gourlat ... Leandri
Elisa Ruschke Elisa Ruschke ... Belle
Ondine Barry Ondine Barry ... Tania 4 ans
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The story of the marriage between Michel and Lena, as told by their daughter Anne, with reflections on the mystery of abiding love.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dla kobiety See more »

Filming Locations:

Rhône-Alpes, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,530, 4 May 2014

Gross USA:

$32,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,252,416
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The film is loosely based on director-writer Diane Kurys's parents marriage. See more »

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An engaging story of France after World War II
10 November 2014 | by steven-leibsonSee all my reviews

We got to see this interesting French film as part of this year's Jewish Film Festival in San Jose, CA. The story's about a couple who escaped a Nazi death camp partly because of the subterfuge of being engaged. They married, had kids, separated, and died. The movie jumps between 1947, shortly into the marriage, and the decade of the 1980s, when the mother has died and the father is ill. The younger of the couple's two daughters is a filmmaker going through her mother's mementos and reconstructing the events of the early marriage. During the period in 1947, the husband's brother reappears. He was thought to have been killed in the war and his reappearance creates many questions and triggers stresses in the marriage.

All of this occurs at a pace that seems like a French film, which is what it is. The movie takes plenty of time to unwind the story and it's a complex story. Things are not what they seem, people change. In the end, most things are resolved.

I really like this film as a way of tapping into a very personal French perspective on World War II, Nazis, and the Holocaust. It's a rich story, well told.


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