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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)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | April 20, 2015
New Yorker
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It also contains a wonderful, quiet wit, and a view of its characters that could be called affectionate anthropology,

Full Review… | August 15, 2006
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
New York Times
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A perfect film.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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.

Full Review… | January 31, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

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

Another great script and casting by auteur Rohmer. "Personally I like life most when it's like a novel." Anne-Laure Meury--what a charmer! Her performance alone makes this worth watching. The actress was only 16 when this was filmed though seems more like 18. So deliciously demonstrative she steals every scene.

Hal Morris
Hal Morris

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