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MEMOIRS OF A FRENCH WHORE

by Daniel Duval

synopsis

Marie (Miou-Miou) is a young girl from a working-class family who falls for Gerard (Daniel Duval) before she discovers he is a vicious, sadistic pimp. She is degraded, abused, and beaten regularly by Gerard as she is forced into a life of prostitution. Marie later decides she must leave her pimp to regain control of her body, mind, and soul.

international title: The Getaway
original title: La dérobade
country: France
year: 1979
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniel Duval
film run: 120'
screenplay: Jeanne Cordelier, Daniel Duval, Christopher Frank
cast: Miou-Miou, Maria Schneider, Niels Arestrup
cinematography by: Michel Cénet
film editing: Jean-Bernard Bonis
art director: François Chanut
costumes designer: Corinne Jorry
producer: Gérard Lorin, Benjamin Simon
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