In The Shadow Of Women

1 h 12 min2016PG
Pierre and Manon are a pair of poor documentary makers, who scrape by with odd jobs. When Pierre meets young trainee Elisabeth, he falls for her, but wants to keep Manon at the same time. But the new girl in his life finds out that Manon has a lover.
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Vimala PonsLouis Garrel
Saïd Ben SaïdJoelle BertossaMichel Merkt
Under The Milky Way
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Sofia LReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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This film must be considered as one of garrel's best in twenty years. No agenda
No political stance here just good old fashion adultery!! No goofy dumb young
People dancing also like most recent efforts of his...and louis garrel voiceover
That is perfectly placed... This is dramatic
Groin to groin combat done well
MangoReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2017
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Another candid and unsparing contemplation of human frailty and weakness by Phillipe Garrel. Without some of the melodramatic flourishes of Jealousy and Lover for a Day, I enjoyed this film more. The wide screen black and white cinematography is ravishing, and the austere, limited score by Aubert plucks the emotions. Rendered more from the female perspective, as the title implies, it nevertheless finds empathy for the obviously flawed male lead. All in all, a must see for any fan of PG's brand of raw and honest probing of the human condition, French style.
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Reginald MentorReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017
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Enjoyable movie!!!
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A very...French movie.
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M.MerkersenReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Why Do Good Movies Stay in Theaters for Such a Short Time?
A very good movie & true to life in many ways. It's hard to like the male lead character, possibly, because he is a very real person. I strongly empathized with the two women. This movie, in the theaters for perhaps one weekend, is another example of Garrel's great insight into humanity. I was very pleased with the conclusion. It could easily have ended tragically. The tragedy occurs between beginning and end of this film. There is a lesson in this movie. The only downside is that the English subtitles are flashed on and off in a split second. I do not understand why the video was produced this way. The subtitles begin shortly after a character begins speaking, and disappear just as the character stops speaking. The narrator speaks very quickly. I paused and backed-up the DVD several times throughout the film in order to read the subtitles. This is the only reason I hesitate purchasing this DVD.
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