In the shadow of women

In the shadow of women

DVD - 2017 | French
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"Pierre and Manon make low-budget documentaries and live off odd jobs. When Pierre meets a young trainee, Elisabeth, she becomes his mistress. But Pierre doesn't want to leave Manon -- he wants to keep both women. Elisabeth discovers that Manon has a lover, and tells Pierre. Pierre returns to Manon, the woman he truly loves. Feeling betrayed, he begs her, neglecting Elisabeth..."--Container.
Publisher: [Paris] :, SBS Productions,, [2017]
Description: 1 videodisc (73 min.) : sound, black and white ; 12 cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: DVD Inth FRE


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Nov 24, 2017

Black and white film, made in 2014. Rather emotionally disengaged, like its characters. In French with English subtitles.

Nov 08, 2017

The title is in English, and the details above say there are English subtitles.
But there aren't any subtitles.

Oct 21, 2017

an ego-bound man and his doormat-ish wife each take a lover on the side. he feels entitled, his lover feels sullied when she discovers the wife has a lover too, he orders his wife to give up her lover, which she does even though she adores being adored by her lover. the documentary-making man and his support-crew wife separate. the end of the movie holds a couple of mild surprises. I found it all very non-engaging - maybe that is the point.
rotten tomatoes and Ebert's site give this movie high ratings. I don't often disagree, but.....

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