Actors: Fanny Ardant, Gérard Depardieu, Henri Garcin
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Woman Next Door|
|THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR is a movie cowritten and directed by François Truffaut in 1981. The picture earned two nominations for the french Academy Awards.
Bernard lives a happy life with his wife and his little boy in a small town near Grenoble, France. One day, new neighbours, Mathilde and Philippe, move into the house next to Bernard's home. This event will greatly disturb Bernard's quiet life as he and Mathilde had a passionate love affair 8 years before. Both will soon secretly live a new passion but the psychological pressure is too important for Mathilde who suffers from a nervous breakdown and must be hospitalized. As hard as they try, both lovers can't separate.
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|Analysis of The Woman Next Door|
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- inconveniently married while playing footsy
- rekindling lost love/marriage
Inner struggle or disability
Taboo Sex Story?
Battle with shrink/bum?
- battle with a psychiatrist
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn curly
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- sports arena
- mental hospital
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
- sex under blankets
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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