Elderly rocker Antoine (Gustave Kervern) suffers from such heavy apathy that cannot act with concerts any more. Having decided to find a profession more simply, the man gets job as the yard keeper gatekeeper in the old Parisian profitable house which as it is found, is occupied by very freakish inhabitants. The wife of the owner of the house Matilda (Katharine Deneuve), after a retirement trying to find in social activism appears strangest of all.
Looking at the filmography of director Pierre Salvadori filled with romantic comedies («The casual novel», «The fatal beauty») and considering a poster of "Woman" with two protagonists sitting on a shop, it is easy to assume that the Frenchman shot the next thoughtless melodrama – this time for those to whom for 50. But if you come to cinema waiting for romantic history, you will fine be disappointed. Anything similar in "Woman" is not present. It not romantic comedy, not melodrama, not tragic melodrama … In a word, it not the film about love.
Gustave Kervern’s surname has a Breton origin, and it is traditionally written not to Kervern, and K/Vern. The actor replaced its writing as computer programs often considered a symbol "/" office and сбоили
About what it actually? That on light is a lot of loonies. Especially among those who in France lives not in own houses, and in small flats. Itself not quite adequate person suffering from a depression, apathy, pathological sleeplessness and drug addiction, Antoine on new work appears in an environment fartsuyushchy bicycles the "torchka", the muddy Russian tramp extending sectarian leaflets barking at night of the architect (the man wants to entice a dog who in violation of the rules is held by one of inhabitants of the house) and the main character who represents type well familiar in Russia "grandmother activist". Suffering from idleness, paranoia and irrepressible energy, Matilda that rescues whales, protects illegal immigrants, arranges circus with horses when finds in the apartment a crack («You do not understand, the house can fall! Near Paris continuous karstic промывы! Here photos as it happens in miner’s small towns!»).
Scenes with participation of these excentric characters sometimes are amusing, but where they are more often are sad and sad. It is visible that people in the house where Antoine works, are unfortunate and that nothing can rescue them. The protagonist, however, tries to make it, but he suffers not less them, and its thin the silenok suffices only for the help to one of his "wards". And that the optimistical epilogue seems rather a tribute to Salvatori’s previous, positive pictures, than a logical conclusion from this that happens in a picture earlier – especially in the tragic culmination and in scenes conducting to it.