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La souriante Madame Beudet 1921


Germaine Dulac | Avant-Garde , Drama

One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband is used to playing a stupid practical joke in which he puts an empty revolver to his head and threatens to shoot himself. One day, while the husband is away, she puts bullets in the revolver. However, she is stricken with remorse and tries to retrieve the bullets the next morning. Her husband gets to the revolver first only this time he points the revolver at her.

Cast: Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière, Jean d'Yd.

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