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The Public Woman

The Public Woman

A Feature film by Andrzej Zulawski

Produced by Hachette Première et Cie

Release in France : 16/05/1984

    Synopsis

    An aspiring young actress (Valerie Kaprisky) accepts a leading role in a film version of Dostoyevsky's The Possessed. Dissatisfied by her performance, the eccentric filmmaker (Francis Huster) begins a rigorous course of indoctrination, sexual domination, and acting lessons, leaving the mentally exhausted girl unable to distinguish between the real world and that of the film.

    Actors (27)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Hachette Première et Cie

    French distribution :

    Fox-Hachette

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    René Cleitman

    Author of original work :

    Dominique Garnier

    Director of Photography :

    Sacha Vierny

    Sound Assistant :

    Dominique Duchatelle

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Rodallec

    Editor :

    Marie-Sophie Dubus

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvie Koechlin

    Costume designers :

    Olga Berluti, Jean Zay

    Sound mixer :

    Elvire Lerner

    Location Manager :

    Patrick Bordier

    Assistant directors :

    Yann Gilbert, Alain Maline, Marc Vade

    Screenwriters :

    Andrzej Zulawski, Dominique Garnier

    Sound recordists :

    Joël Beldent, Harald Maury

    Assistant Operator :

    Jacques Labesse

    Production managers :

    Jean-Marc Deschamps, Paul Maigret

    Assistant editor :

    Suzanne Lang-Willar

    Music Composer :

    Alain Wisniak

    Set decorator :

    Pascal Graffin

    Still Photographer :

    Étienne George

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Prostitution

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1984

    French release :

    16/05/1984

    Runtime :

    1 h 54 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    57.769

    Visa issue date :

    17/05/1984

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    CPH PIX - 2011

    CPH PIX (Denmark, 2011)

    Selection


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1985

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1985)

    Selection (3)

    Best Actress : Valérie Kaprisky

    Best Supporting Actor : Lambert Wilson

    Best Screen Adaptation : Dominique Garnier, Andrzej Zulawski