Potiche on DVD and Blu-ray

Directed by François Ozon

French film legends Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu star in the elegant new comedy satire about the war between the sexes and classes from internationally acclaimed filmmaker François Ozon.

It’s 1977 and women’s liberation is in the air, but Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve) is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). Pujol oversees his umbrella factory with an iron fist and is equally tyrannical with his children and ‘trophy housewife.’ When the workers go on strike and briefly take Robert hostage, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone’s surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. Suzanne’s new role throws her back in touch with union leader Maurice Babin (Gerard Depardieu), a romantic fling from the past that still has sparks. When Robert returns from a restful cruise looking to re-integrate himself into the business, things get complicated.

Potiche available on DVD and Blu-ray July 19th, 2011.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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