Gilles' Wife

Gilles' Wife

Director: Frédéric Fonteyne

Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Clovis Cornillac, Laura Smet

     
 
A woman struggles to hold on to the man she loves in this drama set in the 1930s from Belgian filmmaker Frédéric Fonteyne. Elisa (Emmanuelle Devos) is a housewife who is passionately devoted to her husband, Gilles (Clovis Cornillac), who works in a steel mill. Despite taking care of twin daughters and

Overview

A woman struggles to hold on to the man she loves in this drama set in the 1930s from Belgian filmmaker Frédéric Fonteyne. Elisa (Emmanuelle Devos) is a housewife who is passionately devoted to her husband, Gilles (Clovis Cornillac), who works in a steel mill. Despite taking care of twin daughters and unfailingly seeing to the cooking and cleaning in their home, Elisa is as adoring of Gilles as she was on the day they met, and she eagerly tends to his ravenous sexual appetite. However, while most men would be thrilled to have a wife like Elisa, after years of marriage she begins to suspect that he might be having an affair with her sister Victorine (Laura Smet) while Elisa is pregnant with their third child. Elisa is too much in love with Gilles to leave him, but while she can accept her husband's faults, neither she nor her husband are certain if this is a casual fling or a love affair that will put an end to their relationship. La Femme de Gilles (aka Gilles' Wife) was adapted from a novel by Madeleine Bourdouxhe.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2006
UPC:
0741952309499
Original Release:
2004
Source:
Koch Lorber Films
Time:
1:43:00

Special Features

"Making of" featurette; Deleted scenes with director's commentary; Original French trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emmanuelle Devos Elisa
Clovis Cornillac Gilles
Laura Smet Victorine
Alice Verlinden Actor
Chloe Verlinden Actor
Colette Emmanuelle Actor
Gil Lagay Actor

Technical Credits
Frédéric Fonteyne Director,Screenwriter
Philippe Blasband Screenwriter
Vincent d'Hondt Score Composer
Agnes Dubois Costumes/Costume Designer
Anne Fournier Costumes/Costume Designer
Marion Hänsel Screenwriter
Manu Kamanda Asst. Director
Andrea Occhipinti Co-producer
Franco Piscopo Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Quinet Producer
Christophe Rossignon Co-producer
Ewin Ryckaert Editor
Veronique Sacrez Production Designer
Virginie Saint-Martin Cinematographer
Rolf Schmid Co-producer
Christian Schnezler Costumes/Costume Designer
Virginie St. Martin Cinematographer
Carlo Thoss Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Waringo Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gilles' Wife
1. Home for a Bite [10:37]
2. Out With Victorine [9:51]
3. Late Return [6:55]
4. A Revealing Dance [7:02]
5. The Family Grows [10:53]
6. A Hurtful Conversation [9:35]
7. Desperate for Help [11:38]
8. Following Victorine [8:07]
9. Gilles Loses Control [9:58]
10. Confronting Victorine [9:52]
11. Elisa's Way Out [9:05]
12. End Credits [4:23]

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