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

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

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Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Eric Rohmer

Jun 15, 1999

New Yorker Films

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

August 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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This pragmatism doesn't necessarily foster clarity, however. If anything, it makes the material seem thin.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A perfect film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The Aviator's Wife is a delightful study of self-absorbed individuals enslaved to their own misreadings of events.

January 31, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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For someone who complains that there isn't enough character development and interaction these days I'm going to sound a bit hypocritical but quite frankly, The Aviator's Wife suffers from content over style. I didn't hate it but there was very little that really grabbed my interest and there certainly wasn't any pay off in the end. I like an Eric Rohmer film now and again but this is far from his best.

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