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The Forbidden Woman

The Forbidden Woman

A Feature film by Philippe Harel

Produced by Lazennec & Associés

Release in France : 24/09/1997


    François is 39. Muriel is 22... He's married, with a child, and lives comfortably... She is single and unattached... They meet by chance... He wants her... She resists... Gives in... Latches on to him... There's a name for it: adultery. Adultery with all its fleeting joys, rare moments, creeping jealousy, open conflicts, stolen pleasures, tears held back, tears shed. Filmed in the "first person" subjective camera, without secondary characters or subplots, "The Forbidden Woman" is the anatomy of a passion.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Lazennec & Associés

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    "The Forbidden Woman" is an unusual, disturbing and totally unique movie. I was scared, of course, of shooting the whole thing with a subjective camera without any characters other than myself and his voice. It's a film with one face and two voices. But it's above all a story, firstly of desire, then of love and finally of passion. It's the X-ray of a passion. A exhibition of feelings, not necessarily the finest ones." (Isabelle Carré)

    Full credits (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Michel Guilloux

    Associate producer :

    Gaëlle Girre

    Director of Photography :

    Gilles Henry

    Sound Assistant :

    Michel Casang

    Camera Operator :

    Olivier Raffet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Sound editor :

    Sylvie Pontoizeau

    Production Designer :

    François Emmanuelli

    Casting :

    Stéphane Touitou

    Sound Mixer :

    Thierry Delor

    Assistant directors :

    Brice Cauvin, Ariel Sctrick

    Screenwriters :

    Éric Assous, Philippe Harel

    Sound Recordist :

    Laurent Poirier

    Assistant Operator :

    Marc Tévanian

    Production Manager :

    Rodolphe Pélicier

    Editor :

    Bénédicte Teiger

    Continuity supervisor :

    Bénédicte Teiger

    Foley artist :

    Julien Naudin

    Costume designer :

    Valérie Pozzo di Borgo

    Still Photographer :

    Tadeusz Paczula

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    Feature film

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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (3)

    Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 1997)


    Out of Competition

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1997

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1997)


    Official Competition - Feature Films