The Smiling Madame Beudet

La Souriante Madame Beudet
by Germaine Dulac192342minFictionComedy-drama
with Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière
3 formatsFrench6 subtitles languages
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Desperately unhappy in her marriage, Madeleine Beudet takes refuge from her bourgeois existence in piano-playing. One day, her husband receives tickets for a performance of Faust. She refuses to go with him and he locks the piano. Left alone in the house, Madame Beudet attempts to flee reality with the help of her imagination, but memories of her husband get in the way. Her yearning for escape becomes a desire to murder. Often presented as the first truly feminist film.

  • year
    1923
  • nationality
    France
  • running time
    42min
  • rights end
    01/12/2026
  • colour
    Black and white
  • countries excluded
    Andorre, Belgique, France, Irlande, Luxembourg, Monaco, Suisse, United Kingdom
  • distributor
    MK2 FILMS

Kit de ressources

  • 11media
  • 1technical resource

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