Synopsis by Mark Deming
A woman wages an uphill struggle to put her life back together in this neo-realist drama from France. Louise (Corinne Masiero) is a divorcee in her early fifties who is having a hard time making ends meet on her own. Louise is working several jobs as a cleaning woman and lives in her car, but raising enough money for an apartment always seems to be just out of her reach. As Louise tries to hold on to her dignity, she stays one step ahead of her bill collectors, dodges the police, uses her favorite bar as a mailing address, and stays in touch with the local social service agency in hopes of finding a subsidized flat, but her circumstances only seem to become more difficult with each passing day. Louise Wimmer was the first feature-length fiction film from writer and director Cyril Mennegun, who was previously responsible for several acclaimed documentaries.
cleaning-woman, divorce, homelessness