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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Photo: Courtesy of Janus Films

Time Out says

Chantal Akerman's feature is one of the few 'feminist' movies that's as interesting aesthetically as politically. It covers three days in the life of a bourgeois widow who supports herself and her somewhat moronic son by taking in a 'gentleman caller' each afternoon. Much of the film simply chronicles her ritualised routine, but does it in an ultra-minimal, precise style that emphasises the artifice of the whole thing...and gradually the artifice (coupled with the fact that Delphine Seyrig plays the woman) shifts the plot into melodrama, so that the film becomes a bourgeois tragedy.
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Release Details

  • Duration:201 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Chantal Anne Akerman
  • Screenwriter:Chantal Anne Akerman
  • Cast:
    • Delphine Seyrig
    • Jan Decorte
    • Henri Storck
    • Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
    • Yves Bical
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