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An Outgoing Woman (2000)

Une femme d'extérieur (original title)
After fifteen years together, Francoise breaks with Jacques. She finds herself alone with her three children, her work as a nurse and her pretty house. Little prepared for this situation, ... See full summary »

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Christophe Blanc
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agnès Jaoui ... Françoise
Serge Riaboukine ... Jacques
Bernadette Lambert Bernadette Lambert ... Jacoba
Alain Borla Alain Borla ... Bernard
Camille Christou Camille Christou ... Nelly
Marine Richaud Marine Richaud ... Solange
Maïté Maillé Maïté Maillé ... Catherine
Mario Badajoz Mario Badajoz ... Angelo
Léna Breban ... Sandrine
Emmanuel Fayat Emmanuel Fayat ... Richard
Pierre-Yves Montalon Pierre-Yves Montalon ... Sylvain
Tatie Corinne Tatie Corinne ... La patiente de l'hôpital
Sarah Haxaire Sarah Haxaire ... Béa
Valérie Bolier Valérie Bolier ... Corinne
Cécile Reigher Cécile Reigher ... Sylviane
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After fifteen years together, Francoise breaks with Jacques. She finds herself alone with her three children, her work as a nurse and her pretty house. Little prepared for this situation, which she did not choose, she began to go out at night, to frequent new places, open to chance meetings. She neglects her mother's duties a little, doing and saying things unthinkable until now for her. Francoise discovers that there may be an alternative to what she thought was the only way to live and be happy. Written by C. Blanc

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A dream-like interior journey of a woman in suburban Lyon
3 July 2001 | by blas4See all my reviews

Agnes Jaoui is one of the best actresses ever in French cinema. Here she starts as a bourgeois suburban wife near Lyon, who suddenly discovers her husband is cheating on her. She leaves him and starts a new life, discovering the night life of Lyon, meeting people, drinking, and progressively abandoning all her former values and boundaries, carrying her children along, neglecting her work.

The movie has really the structure of a dream in which the main character plunges relentlessly into a slight madness, till she finds the bottom and reconstructs her personality, she becomes strong.

This film shows Lyon and its different lifestyles as seldom seen. All the actors are excellent. A deep sadness emanates from it, but it is a very noteworthy movie, breaking from the worn out social movies or young Parisians movies that abound in French cinema.


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26 January 2000 (France) See more »

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