The Naked Woman (1950)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The Naked Woman is the mildly exploitive American title for this French filmization of the Henry Bataille novel La Femme Nue. The woman in question is Loulou (Giselle Pascal), who makes her living as an artist's model. Loulou is the live-in lover of struggling artist Pierre (Yves Vincent). When his works suddenly become famous, Pierre becomes impossible to live with. He also cheats outrageously on Loulou, even after making their union legal. On the verge of suicide, Loulou finds solace in the arms of Rouchard (Jean Davy), another artist who has loved her all along. This standard-issue romantic yarn is distinguished by the cinematography of Russian-born Michel Kelber, who also worked with Autant-Lara, Rene Clair and Jean Renoir.

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artist, extramarital-affair, fame, love-triangle, marriage, modeling, poverty, suicide