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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
Original name: Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. Slowly, her ritualized daily routines begin to fall apart.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, sentimental, touching, experimental, contemplative, surprise ending, feminist film, avant garde
Plot: mother son relationship, widow, single mother, family relations, life is a bitch, couples, chores, school, single parent, housewife, prostitute, loneliness, kitchen, female protagonist, teenage boy, son, prostitution, feminism, strong female presence, unfulfillment, female director, household, female nudity, sex scene, french ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, belgium, france, brussels, brussels belgium

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Country: France, Belgium, West Germany
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