The Public Woman (1984)

12 07/07/1984 (US) Drama 1h 53m


An inexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'. The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between acting and reality. She winds up playing a real-life role posing as the dead wife of another Czech immigrant, who is manipulated by the filmmaker into commiting a political assassination.

  1. Andrzej Żuławski

    Director, Writer

  2. Dominique Garnier

    Novel, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Valérie Kaprisky

    Valérie Kaprisky


  2. Francis Huster

    Francis Huster

    Lucas Kessling

  3. Lambert Wilson

    Lambert Wilson

    Milan Mliska

  4. Patrick Bauchau

    Patrick Bauchau

    Ethel's Father

  5. Gisèle Pascal

    Gisèle Pascal


  6. Roger Dumas

    Roger Dumas

    André, le photographe

  7. Diane Delor

    Elena Mliska

  8. Jean-Paul Farré


  9. Olivier Achard

    Olivier Achard

    Le premier assistant réalisateur

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The Public Woman
The Public Woman

Original Title La Femme publique

Status Released

Original Language French

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