La Truite (1982)

La Truite


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This French sex farce is translated in English as The Trout. Joseph Losey directed and co-wrote the film, which stars Isabelle Huppert as Frederique, a young woman living on her family's rural trout farm. Frederique is trapped in a dull marriage to a rube. She decides to leave him and the trout farm for the city; she wants to make her living in the financial sector. She ends up in a cutthroat corporate world and meets up with the sophisticated Lou (the legendary Jeanne Moreau). Frederique finds … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Joseph Losey, Monique Lange
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 30, 2004
Criterion Collection


as Frederique

as Saint-Genis

as Daigo Hamada

as Young Employee

as Frederique's Father

as Air Hostess

as Kumitaro

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Critic Reviews for La Truite

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

A bleak romantic comedy that chronicles the life of cold fish Isabelle Huppert.

Full Review… | October 4, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

vapid to the point where it's hard to really care

Full Review… | March 21, 2004

The Trout is another example of director Jospeh Losey's fascination with the ambiguities of sexuality.

Full Review… | February 4, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for La Truite

In "La Truite," Galuchat(Jacques Spiesser) and his wife Frederique(Isabelle Huppert) are together in a marriage of convenience. He is gay. She is asexual. So while they do not have much, they make the most of their time together. On one such outing at a bowling alley(love that aquarium), they meet a party that includes the financiers Rambert(Jean-Pierre Cassel) and St. Genis(Daniel Olbrychski). While Rambert's wife, Lou(Jeanne Moreau), worries about some of her husband's business dealings, St. Genis invites Frederique along to Japan with him on a business trip.

"La Truite" is a moderately intriguing movie, about as one character puts it, finding one's place in the world. Sadly, the pop synth music is not the only thing that dates this movie, as there are also the attitudes of the time, with the movie needlessly going for a psychological explanation in flashbacks that at first are hard to tell from the present action. In any case, the need for money never goes out of style.

Walter M.

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