COUP DE FOUDRE (1983)

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Alternative titles

  • BETWEEN US Alternative
  • ENTRE NOUS Alternative
  • AT FIRST SIGHT Alternative
  • MADELEINE ET LENA Alternative

Synopsis

Drama, biographical. During World War II, Madeleine's young art school husband is accidentally shot by the Nazis. Lena is liberated from a concentration camp by marrying Michel, a soldier who falls in love with her on first sight. They flee across the Alps to safety. In 1952, the two women meet at a school function. Madeleine, who now has a son, is married to Costa, a struggling hustler who can't find a job that suits him. Lena has two daughters, and Michel's auto repair business is doing very well. The two women strike up a friendship and find in each other those qualities lacking in their husbands.

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