La Truite (1982) AKA The Trout


Frederique leaves her family’s small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man. Irritations concerning her actions and present state of feelings begin to fill her mind, forcing her to come to terms with innermost self.

Director: Joseph Losey.
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jeanne Moreau, Daniel Olbrychski, Jacques Spiesser, Isao Yamagata, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Roland Bertin, Lisette Malidor, Craig Stevens, Ruggero Raimondi, Alexis Smith, Lucas Belvaux, Pierre Forget, Ippo Fujikawa, Yûko Kada. 

1982 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.


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  1. Michael
    October 29, 2019

    thanks Jon for the 103 minutes version of this rare Losey’s gem

  2. May 26, 2020

    This one is amazing. Thank you for helping me discover it, Jon! (More Isabelle Huppert, please!) 🙂

  3. james maguire
    January 14, 2021

    Barton, what other JL films are on here?

    • October 10, 2021

      His version of M is on here. I may have imagined it, but Secret Ceremony might once have been here too?

  4. james maguire
    January 14, 2021

    I’ve seen 8-10 Losey films and liked or loved every one. So far, my favorite has been The Boy With Green Hair, closely followed by The Big Night. Any fans of this auteur please weigh in on your favorite films of JL and why.

  5. Antonio Uchoa Neto
    February 3, 2022

    It’s funny how this Losey gem seems to be very underrated in some of the few blogs I’ve found it, The same goes to “Eva”, which shares with this film a female protagonist, both of them being some sort of predator preying over men. I don’t know what to make out of it. By the way, the blogs whence I sensed this out were both latin. Any hints to infer something?
    Greetings from Brazil.

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