The Married Woman

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Meril plays a Parisian housewife with both an airline pilot husband (Leroy) and a lover (Noel). When she becomes pregnant, she realizes either man could be the father. She debates whether she should stay with her husband or leave him for her lover; she gets no help from either in making her decision. Subtitled "Fragments of a film made in 1964," THE MARRIED...read more

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Meril plays a Parisian housewife with both an airline pilot husband (Leroy) and a lover (Noel). When she becomes pregnant, she realizes either man could be the father. She debates whether she should stay with her husband or leave him for her lover; she gets no help from either in making her

decision.

Subtitled "Fragments of a film made in 1964," THE MARRIED WOMAN is a fragmented, distanced film that dissects Meril's character and morally situates her between the two men in her life. Even at the film's opening, Meril is represented as a disembodied figure--in separate shots we are shown,

against a white bed sheet, her hands, legs, feet, torso. Taking place over a 24-hour period, even THE MARRIED WOMAN's time frame is cut apart into almost Resnaisian divisions. Heavily under the influence of Brecht, director Jean-Luc Godard makes brilliant use of the written word, magazine

advertisements and billboards, allusions to other artists (Racine, Apollinaire, Hitchcock, Resnais, Beethoven), visual references to film technique (the use of negative film images), and interviews in a cinema-verite mode. The result is one of his most important and provocative dissections of

modern life.

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