Cast : Marie Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Francois Cluzet
1988 / drama / France / original title : STORY OF WOMEN / 108’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / French catalog
Second World War. Marie is a 30-year-old housewife. Acting by solidarity, she will help her neighbour Lucie to get rid of an unpleasant burden. But due to the tough times people go through, this soon becomes the real job of Marie: husbands, prisoners of war, one night stand liaisons, or even guilty relations with soldiers from the German Army, Marie gets caught up in the mess, and procures abortion against money. In June 1943, Marie the abortionist is sentenced to death by Criminal Court. On the 31st of July that same year, the knife of guillotine will execute one of the last women condemned to death in France.