Synopsis by Michael Betzold
This French sex farce is translated in English as The Trout. Joseph Losey directed and co-wrote the film, which stars Isabelle Huppert as Frederique, a young woman living on her family's rural trout farm. Frederique is trapped in a dull marriage to a rube. She decides to leave him and the trout farm for the city; she wants to make her living in the financial sector. She ends up in a cutthroat corporate world and meets up with the sophisticated Lou (the legendary Jeanne Moreau). Frederique finds herself trading sexual favors for corporate advancement and becoming more deeply involved in a complicated series of business dealings. Eventually, she longs for a return to her simpler life on the trout farm.
around-the-world, business, city-life, corruption, country-girl, couple, encounter, entrepreneur, ethics, extramarital-affair, family, farming, father, finances, France, Japan, journey, killing, loot, love, lust, naivete, odyssey, on-the-road, power, promise, sex, sexual, sexuality, social-classes, wife, fishing, girl, woman, youth