The Woman Next Door

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The Woman Next Door
Directed by François Truffaut
Produced by Armand Barbault
François Truffaut
Written by Jean Aurel
Suzanne Schiffman
François Truffaut
Starring Fanny Ardant
Gérard Depardieu
Music by Georges Delerue
Cinematography William Lubtchansky
Edited by Martine Barraqué
Les Films du Carrosse/ TF 1
Distributed by Gaumont-France Distribution France
United Artists Classics US
Palador Pictures India
Release dates
  • 30 September 1981 (1981-09-30)
Running time
106 minutes
Language French
Box office 1,101,537 admissions (France)[1]

The Woman Next Door (French: La Femme d'à côté) is a 1981 French film directed by François Truffaut. It was the 39th highest-grossing film of the year, with a total of 1,087,600 admissions in France.[2]


Bernard Coudray lives with his wife and young son in a remote country house near to Grenoble. One day, a married couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, move into the house next door. Mathilde and Bernard were lovers, many years before, and are equally surprised at the unexpected reunion. Initially, Bernard avoids Mathilde, but a chance meeting in a supermarket reawakens a long-buried passion and they are soon having an affair. Unfortunately, neither of them seems capable of controlling the emotional whirlwind which this unleashes.



  1. ^ Box Office information for Francois Truffaut films at Box Office Story
  2. ^ La Femme d'à côté at JP's Box-Office.
  3. ^ Allen, Don. Finally Truffaut. New York: Beaufort Books. 1985. ISBN 0-8253-0335-4. OCLC 12613514. pp. 239.

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