Potiche - Trailer
Director Francois OzonYear 2011Genre(s) Dramas
The Pujol family make umbrellas, in the town of Sainte-Gudule. Robert is the head of the family and he rules his business and household in a very similar fashion. His wife, Suzanne, is a very bright and beautiful woman who's mothered their children and allowed Robert to get on with running the family business. Remember, in 1977, a womans place was in the home and the fairer sex wasn't respected in industry.
When the staff in the umbrella factory rebel and move to strike against their company boss, drastic steps must be made to save the business. Under the suggestion of Maurice Babin, Suzanne is elected as the head of the ailing business. With a fresh outlook and a fair working enviroment, Suzanne soon becomes the talk of the town and proves that she's is much, much more than a pretty face; however when Robert wishes to return to work, it appears there's no space for his ancient methods and just perhaps he might have to become Suzanne's trophy wife.
Potiche is based on the stage play written by by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy.
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Judith Godreche, Jeremie Renier and Sergi Lopez.
Directed by: Francois Ozon