Eine Frauensache (1988)

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Eine Frauensache: Directed by Claude Chabrol. With Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant, Nils Tavernier. A housewife in Nazi-occupied France struggles to make ends meet when her husband returns home after being wounded in the war.

“This earns a high rating simply for the gritty, persuasive performance from itu0026#39;s star, Isabelle Huppert, who is called upon to be a mother and an abortionist, to be a lover and a murderer, to be a free spirit and a prisoner of Nazi tyranny; Huppert may never gain your sympathy, and doesnu0026#39;t play for it, but she should gain your understanding as she plays a true-to-life story of a woman severely punished by the French government for a womanu0026#39;s crime that the dominant culture can not countenance because of the political atmosphere at the time–all this, and itu0026#39;s a gripping story,too–but not at all a cheerer-upper.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhen you have finished watching this film, you may find Huppertu0026#39;s character hasnu0026#39;t quite finished with you, an observant, quiet reminder of the consequences of our actions. Hers is a haunting performance.”

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