Une Etrange Affaire


1h 40m 1981

Brief Synopsis

Louis, an advertising executive in a Paris department store, is not the world's most ambitious man but he has a good marriage and is content with his job--until his world is turned upside-down by a new, manipulative, controlling manager who slowly starts to dominate his life. Once given privileged e

Film Details

Also Known As
Strange Affair, A, ├ętrange affaire
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Satire
Release Date
1981
Production Company
Parafrance
Distribution Company
Parafrance

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Louis, an advertising executive in a Paris department store, is not the world's most ambitious man but he has a good marriage and is content with his job--until his world is turned upside-down by a new, manipulative, controlling manager who slowly starts to dominate his life. Once given privileged entry into the inner circle of the boss' confidantes, Louis does everything so as not to lose his advantaged position: he works overtime, he fawns, he fetches, his house is at the manager's disposal. His wife, who sees right through the arrogant manager, is getting fed up with her husband's behavior but is not able to make him aware of the extent of his own personality changes. In a pique of anger, she leaves him--and it looks as though Louis cannot "unlearn" his lesson, especially when the manager disappears as mysteriously as he came.

Film Details

Also Known As
Strange Affair, A, ├ętrange affaire
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Satire
Release Date
1981
Production Company
Parafrance
Distribution Company
Parafrance

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in France December 23, 1981

Based on the novel "Affaires Etrangeres" written by Jean-Marc Roberts; published by Seuil, 1979.

Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (World Survey - Contemporary Cinema) April 13 - May 1, 1983.

color

dialogue French

Released in France December 23, 1981