La fille prodigue (1981) AKA The Prodigal Daughter

Anne is a seriously disturbed young woman who is driven to leave her husband for awhile and go home to her parents in the countryside. Once there, she comes up against many of the primal causes of her own imbalanced mind. Her father is in an indecisive relationship with both his wife and his mistress, and does not seem a pillar of stability himself. When Anne confronts her father, their relationship degenerates, leaving little promise for the future.

Director: Jacques Doillon. AKA The Prodigal Daughter
Stars: Jane Birkin, Michel Piccoli, Natasha Parry, Eva Renzi, Audrey Matson, René Féret.

1981 Chicago International Film Festival – Nominated for the Gold Hugo.


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  1. September 4, 2019

    You found it 🙂 THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH 🙂 bw Michael

  2. LG
    September 5, 2019

    Always great to see Doillon on the site!

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