The Crying Woman

The Crying Woman

Film poster
Directed by Jacques Doillon
Produced by Danièle Delorme
Yves Robert
Written by Jacques Doillon
Starring Dominique Laffin
Haydée Politoff
Jacques Doillon
Cinematography Yves Lafaye
Edited by Isabelle Rathery
Renn Productions
Lola Films
Distributed by AMLF
Release dates
  • 10 January 1979 (1979-01-10)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $1.9 million[1]

The Crying Woman (original title: La Femme qui pleure) is a 1979 French drama film directed by Jacques Doillon.


Jacques comes back after a long absence to his wife Dominique and their daughter Lola in their isolated house, located on a hill in Haute-Provence. Dominique cry. She had driven him because she can not stand the way he cry. Jacques helplessly to the excesses of his emotion. She understand this time he loves another woman and returns again. Following a minor accident suffered by Lola, recalls Dominique and realizes that she can not continue living alone. She asks to meet Haydee, the new woman, tries to love, the couple settled in his house and then fled. During his absence Jacques Haydée and caring for Lola. Upon his return, the discomfort grows. Haydée may be pregnant. But the test is negative. Haydee understands she has no hope of her affair with Jacques and goes. Dominique, in a crazy gesture, tries to kill her with his car. Jacques and Dominique are alone face to face but face a reconciliation impossible. Dominique share with Lola, leaving Jacques in his solitude.



Year Award Category Recipient Result
1980 César Awards Best Actress Dominique Laffin Nominated


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