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The Widow Couderc

The Widow Couderc

A Feature film by Pierre Granier-Deferre

Produced by Lira Films

Release in France : 13/10/1971

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Actors (12)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Lira Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

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La veuve Couderc (Signoret) is a farmer who takes in a handsome young drifter, Jean (Alain Delon), who turns out to be recently released from prison. Jean does odd jobs for the woman, who lives with her elderly father-in-law, Henri (Jean Tissier), who pretends to be deaf when it suits him, and surreptitiously has an intimate relationship with Couderc. It's Henri's house, and when Jean moves in, it gives the widow's resentful sister-in-law, Françoise (Monique Chaumette), the excuse she's looking for to get Henri to leave the house so she can sell it. The widow and Jean have a modest dream of using an incubator to raise chicks and make a decent living, but their plans are further complicated when Françoise's promiscuous teenaged daughter, Félicie (Ottavia Piccolo) comes around with her infant son. Félicie clearly has eyes for Jean, and to the consternation of the widow, who holds his fate in her hands, Jean has trouble resisting the younger woman's charms...

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Full credits (20)

Assistant directors :

Jean-François Delon, Philippe Lefebvre

Dialogue Writer :

Pascal Jardin

Producer :

Raymond Danon

Director of Photography :

Walter Wottitz

Assistant Operators :

Valéry Ivanow, Yves Pouffary

Production Manager :

Ralph Baum

Assistant editor :

Michèle Robert-Lauliac

Production Designers :

Jacques Saulnier, Charles Mérangel

Costume designer :

Jacques Cottin

Still Photographer :

Victor Rodrigue

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Pierre Granier-Deferre, Pascal Jardin

Author of original work :

Georges Simenon

Associate Producer :

Maurice Jacquin

Sound Recordist :

Jean Labussière

Camera Operator :

Philippe Brun

Editor :

Jean Ravel

Continuity supervisor :

Hélène Sebillotte

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Sound mixers :

Alex Pront, Jean Rieul

Location Manager :

Alain Belmondo

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Feature film

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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