The Aviator's Wife (La femme de l'aviateur) (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Aviator's Wife (La femme de l'aviateur) (1981)



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Franois, a young student working nights as a postman, is in love with a slightly older woman, Anne. One day, he sees Anne's former lover, a pilot named Christian, leaving Anne's apartment in the morning. Despite Anne's explanation that Christian is now married to another woman and simply dropped by to talk, Franois becomes jealous. He starts spying on Christian in order to find out if his rival secretly sees Anne. Though Franois sees Christian meeting a different woman, he keeps following the pair. His pursuit leads him to a park where he meets up with a vivacious teenage girl named Lucie, who becomes curious about his motives and agrees to help him in his detection. ~ Yuri German, Rovi


Critic Reviews for The Aviator's Wife (La femme de l'aviateur)

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Eric Rohmer's The Aviator's Wife returns him to form as a master of the wry, witty, ironic and indefatigably cerebral detective story of the emotions.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

In astute, luminous jaunts through city streets and parks, Rohmer constructs an exquisite web of coincidences that he elevates into a sort of destiny.

April 20, 2015 | Full Review…

It also contains a wonderful, quiet wit, and a view of its characters that could be called affectionate anthropology,

August 15, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This pragmatism doesn't necessarily foster clarity, however. If anything, it makes the material seem thin.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

A perfect film.

January 1, 2000

[T]hough the meandering has a certain (non-whimsical) charm, and [Anne-Laure] Meury [as Lucie] is innocently captivating, the film takes too long to reveal its coherence.

October 17, 2020 | Full Review…

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