La veuve Couderc (The Widow Couderc) (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

La veuve Couderc (The Widow Couderc) (1971)





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The Widow Coudere (original French title: La Veuve Coudere) is adapted from a Georges Simenon story. Set in 1934, the plot involves widowed Simone Signoret, who is plagued by nasty in-laws who want her to leave her home and give up her inheritance. Signoret counters their meanness with the will of strength rather than hate. Alain Delon plays a wounded escaped murderer, who is sheltered by Signoret and becomes her ally in her battle against her in-laws. The family refuses to believe the widow's claim that Delon is a new servant, and summon the police. The film ends in a hail of bullets, with kindred spirits Delon and Signoret united in Eternity.


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Delon is deliciously mysterious and remarkably understated and Signoret is a woman bursting with anger, pent up sexual energy, bravery, and grace. She adds so much nuance to an already well-written role.

July 6, 2021 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A contemplative narrative, one more concerned with raising questions than presenting answers. The acting is top notch, with Delon and Signoret in peak form.

August 17, 2020 | Full Review…

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