Release date6 September 1961 Initial releaseSeptember 6, 1961 (France) CastJean-Claude Brialy (Émile Récamier (as Brialy)), Anna Karina (Angela (as Karina)), Jean-Paul Belmondo (Alfred Lubitsch (as Belmondo)), Marie Dubois (Angela's friend), Jeanne Moreau (La femme du bar), Dominique Zardi (le premier faux aveugle) Similar moviesFish Tank, Factory Girl, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, Jupiter Ascending, At the Edge of the Abyss, Pitch Perfect 2
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A Woman Is a Woman (French: Une femme est une femme) is a 1961 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, featuring Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Claude Brialy. It is a tribute to American musical comedy and associated with the French New Wave. It is Godard's third feature film (the release of his second, Le Petit Soldat, was delayed by censorship), and his first in color and Cinemascope.
The film centers on the relationship of exotic dancer Angéla (Karina) and her lover Émile (Brialy). Angéla wants to have a child, but Émile isn't ready. Émile's best friend Alfred (Belmondo) also says he loves Angéla, and keeps up a gentle pursuit. Angéla and Émile have their arguments about the matter; at one point, as they have decided not to speak with each other, they pull books from the shelf and, pointing to the titles, continue their argument. Since Émile stubbornly refuses her request for a child, Angéla finally decides to accept Alfred's plea and sleeps with him. Since she shows she will do what she needs to have a child, she and Émile finally make up so that he might have a chance to become the father. The two have sex, then engage in a bit of wordplay that gives the film its title: an exasperated Émile says "Angéla, tu es infâme" ("Angela, you are horrid"), and she retorts, "Non, je suis une femme" ("No, I am a woman").