France/Italy/West Germany, 1975
Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Producer: Albina du Boisouvray
Cast: Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, Klaus Kinski
Screenwriter: Andrzej Zulawski, Christopher Frank
Based on the novel by Christopher Frank
Cinematography: Ricardo Aronovich
Music: Georges Delerue
Genre: Drama
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 109 minutes

Down-on-her-luck actress Nadine (Romy Schneider) contends with the obsessive affections of photographer Servais (Fabio Testi) and her off-kilter husband Jacques (Jacques Dutronc). To win her heart, Servais secretly takes a loan from a shady source to finance a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III with Nadine in a starring role opposite a demented leading man (Klaus Kinski).

Awards and Recognition:
Best Actress, Romy Schneider (César Awards, 1976)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"The searing, sometimes confounding film...ideally showcases the heartbreaking talents of Schneider."
— Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

“This passionate potrait of the dignity—and the indignities—of an actor’s work is one of [Zulawski’s] best films.”
— Ela Bittencourt, Film Comment

“A richly humanistic story and a shattering performance by Romy Schneider, which she considered to be (and many critics agree)
her career zenith.”
— Sight & Sound​

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