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A Woman Is a Woman

Film poster
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Produced by Carlo Ponti
Georges de Beauregard
Written by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring Jean-Claude Brialy
Anna Karina
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography Raoul Coutard
Editing by Agnès Guillemot
Lila Herman
Release date(s) 6 September 1961
Running time 85 min.
Language French
Budget $160,000 (estimated)

A Woman Is a Woman (French: Une Femme est une femme') is a 1961 French New Wave film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and featuring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a tribute to American musical comedy.



The film centers around the relationship of exotic dancer Angéla (Karina) and her lover Émile (Brialy). Rather than ever having a proper discussion, Angéla and Émile prefer to trivialise serious matters, for example, arguing using book titles, and argue about trivialities, such as Angela's pronunciation of the letter "r". Angéla wants to have a child, but Émile does not. Complicating matters is Émile's best friend Alfred (Belmondo), who constantly insists that he is in love with her.


There are many references to other films of the French New Wave throughout the film, including:

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