Adapted from the novel 'Une vie' by Guy de Maupassant, A WOMAN'S LIFE is a tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th century Normandy. Upon finishing her schooling in a convent, young aristocrat Jeanne (Judith Chemla) marries local Viscount Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud), who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful husband. As she navigates his chronic infidelity, pressure from her family and community, and the alternating joys and burdens of motherhood, Jeanne's rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away. French filmmaker Stephane Brize shoots this follow-up to his Cannes and Cesar Award winner THE MEASURE OF A MAN in constricted 4:3 Academy ratio, creating a tightly composed work that perfectly translates de Maupassant's portrayal of life's indifferences.

  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Jean-Pierre Darroussin

    Jean-Pierre DarroussinActor

  • Judith Chemla

    Judith ChemlaActor

  • Yolande Moreau

    Yolande MoreauActor

  • Nina Meurisse

    Nina MeurisseActor

  • Swann Arlaud

    Swann ArlaudActor

  • Cast Image

    Stephane BrizeDirector

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