Monday October 24, 2011 — French-language comedy Potiche, starring Catherine Deneauve and Gerard Depardieu.
In 1977, in a small town in France, Suzanne Pujol (Deneuve) lives the life of a traditional housewife, doting on her grumpy husband, Robert (Fabrice Luchini, Paris, Moliere), who spends his days running her family’s umbrella business into the ground.
Without warning, life for the Pujol family is turned upside down when the workers of the umbrella factory go on strike, Robert suffers a heart attack, and Suzanne is left to run the company with the help of her former beau, the town mayor, Maurice Babin (Depardieu, My Afternoons With Margueritte).
At first a laughing stock, when she saves the business and fosters the best working conditions in years, opinions quickly change. In fact, no one wants her husband to take back the reins once he’s recovered. But Mr. Pujol is not going down without a fight…
Thank you to this movie’s sponsor
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