Story of Women

TitleStory of Women
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsChabrol, Claude
Running Time110 minutes
DistributorMK2
CountryFrance
Mediumcolor
Publication LanguageFrench
Abstract

Based on the true story of Marie-Louise Girard, the last French woman to be executed, Story of Women reveals how women threatened the Vichy regime by transgressing gender norms. With her husband initially in a prison camp, Marie supports her family as an abortionist (which was illegal) and renting her bedroom to prostitutes. Her financial success threatens her husband, who turns her over to Vichy officials for her crimes against the state. The film shows the hypocrisy of the state enforcing motherhood on women by depriving children of their own. 

Cast

Isabelle Huppert

Francois Cluzet

Marie Trintignant

Nils Tavernier

Marie Bunel

Dominique Blanc

Evelyne Didi

Credits

Producer: Marin Karmitz

Director: Claude Chabrol

Screenplay: Colo Tavernier, Claude Chabrol, based on a book by Francis Szpiner

Cinematography: Jean Rabier

Production Design: Francoise Benoit-Fresco

Music: Matthieu Chabrol

Film Editing: Monique Fardoulis

Genre

Drama

Translated TitleWomen's Business
Original PublicationUne affaire de femmes
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