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Gilles Wife

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Based on the novel by madeleine bourdouxhe, gilles' wife is a haunting tale of love and betrayal in a small mining town on the outskirts of france. A devoted wife struggles to save her marriage when she suspects her husband is having an affair with her younger sister.


Studio Koch International
SKU 202702065
UPC 741952309499
UPC 14 00741952309499
Format DVD
Release Date 8/8/2006
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  
Name Devos,Emmanuelle
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Cast & Crew
Clovis Cornillac - Actor
Emmanuelle Devos - Actor
Ewin Ryckaert - Editor
Frederic Fonteyne - Director
Gil Lagay - Actor
Laura Smet - Actor
Madeleine Bourdouxhe - Based On Novel By
Olivier Rausin - Executive Producer
Patrick Quinet - Producer
Philippe Blasband, et. al. - Screenplay
Vincent D'Hondt - Original Music By
Virginie Saint-Martin - Cinematographer
Venice Film Festival (2004) Frederic Fonteyne, Winner, C.I.C.A.E. Award
Review In meticulously re-creating both the style and the subject matter of a bygone era of French cinema, Frederic Fonteyne's "Gilles' Wife" might be mistaken at first for an exercise in nostalgia...Devos is something else again. After her breathtaking performances in Arnaud Desplechin's "Kings and Queen" and Jacques Audiard's "The Beat That My Heart Skipped," I can't believe she won't be abducted by American filmmakers at some point.
Reviewer Andrew O'Hehir
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The film unfolds with little dialogue. On one level it could be a Bresson film of suffering and renunciation. A slightly different angle, and it could be a story by Simenon, in which people have locked themselves into intolerable situations, thrown away the key, and now spend their days looking through their prison bars at the key, still there but just out of reach. It is not a story of passion (its passion is pathetic) but of patience.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Devos,Emmanuelle
Label Koch Lorber Films Llc
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Damon Smith, Time Out New York An intense, slow-burning tale...
Leonard Maltin An altogether extraordinary piece of work.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune True cinematic magic...
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