Docteur Françoise Gailland

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Docteur Françoise Gailland
Directed by Jean-Louis Bertucelli
Written by Jean-Louis Bertucelli
André G. Brunelin
Noëlle Loriot
Starring Annie Girardot
Music by Catherine Lara
Cinematography Claude Renoir
Release date
14 January 1976
Running time
100 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $19.8 million[1]

Docteur Françoise Gailland is a 1976 French film directed by Jean-Louis Bertucelli, and starring Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre Cassel, François Périer and Isabelle Huppert.[2] It won the César Award for Best Actress, and was nominated for Best Cinematography.


Dr. Françoise Gailland has a hectic schedule, which causes her to have little time to spend with her family, which consists of her husband Gérard, her pregnant teenaged daughter Elisabeth, and her sullen son Julien. However, she does manage to find the time to spend with her lover, Daniel Letessier. While her life in such disarray, she learns that she has cancer. Françoise tries to put a brave face on it, and is determined to face the life-threatening disease with courage.


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