The Romantic Englishwoman


(out of 5)

Splendid adaptation of the novel by Thomas Wiseman, with a polished script co-written by Wiseman and Tom Stoppard. is a marvel as a married woman who takes a personal vacation in Baden Baden and there meets a handsome gigolo/drug runner (). When she returns to her uptight writer husband (), he allows his jealousy to overcome him and becomes insistent that she was cheating on him during her trip, eventually incorporating his fears of his wife’s infidelity into the script that he is currently working on. She is blameless in this affair, but is pushed to make his suspicions come true when he invites Berger to come stay with them as a house guest and she finds a kindred spirit in her new friend. Terrific dialogue and a fantastic cast (including  as well), this is a grown-up drama that satisfies.

Dial Films, Les Productions Meric-Matalon

France/United Kingdom, 1975

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by Thomas Wiseman

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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