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The Scarlet Lady

The Scarlet Lady

A Feature film by Jean Valère

Produced by Les Films de l'Epée, Les Films La Boëtie

Release in France : 14/05/1969


    This dark comedy finds Lucie (Monica Vitti) planning to kill her boyfriend (Maurice Ronet), and then herself, after discovering that he has cheated her out of her inheritance and left her penniless. She decides to binge on champagne and caviar before committing suicide, but is rendered intoxicated and daydreams. Lucie later meets a man (Robert Hussein), and reveals to him her intentions to end it all. He desperately tries to locate her as she continues to binge while waiting for her ex-boyfriend. Soon she decides no man is worth dying over and she later meets the stranger who had cared about her condition in her depressed state of mind.

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    Full credits (14)

    Executive Producer :

    André Génovès

    Associate Producer :

    Jean-Claude Roblin

    Foreign Producer :

    Alberto Grimaldi

    Sound Recordist :

    Guy Chichignoud

    Camera Operator :

    Claude Zidi

    Editor :

    Jacques Gaillard

    Music Composer :

    Jacques Colombier

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jean Valère, Paul Gégauff

    Screenwriters :

    Jean Valère, Paul Gégauff

    Director of Photography :

    Carlo Di Palma

    Sound Assistant :

    Gérard Dacquay

    Production Manager :

    Paul Laffargue

    Production Designer :

    Guy Littaye

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Louis Castelli

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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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