A French Film directed by Claude Chabrol and set during the Nazi occupation of France. Isabelle Huppert stars as a poverty stricken working-class housewife who becomes an abortionist. Such a take-charge approach earns the ire of her husband who, after being cuckolded, betrays her to the Vichy government. This fact-based drama is especially powerful in its finale when Huppert is put on trial for the crime of performing abortions. The top-drawer French actress reveals the character's unique mixture of naivete, narcissism, courage, and hope.
Story of Women
The gripping story of a a poverty stricken working-class housewife who becomes an abortionist.