Plot & Details
This French sex farce is translated in English as The Trout. Joseph Losey directed and co-wrote the film, which stars Isabelle Huppert as Frederique, a young woman living on her family's rural trout farm. Frederique is trapped in a dull marriage to a rube. She decides to leave him and the trout farm for the city; she wants to make her living in the financial sector. She ends up in a cutthroat corporate world and meets up with the sophisticated Lou (the legendary Jeanne Moreau). Frederique finds herself trading sexual favors for corporate advancement and becoming more deeply involved in a complicated series of business dealings. Eventually, she longs for a return to her simpler life on the trout farm.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 105min.
- DVD Release Date: 03/30/2004
- Director(s): Joseph Losey
- Starring: Isabelle Huppert , Jeanne Moreau , Jean-Pierre Cassel , Daniel Olbrychski , Lisette Malidor
- Themes: Office Politics,Social Climbing,Work Ethics,Ladder to the Top
- Tone: Cynical,Biting,Satirical,Wry
- Keywords: France, Japan, corruption, couple, encounter, ethics, extramarital-affair, family, father, finances, fishing, girl, loot, love, lust, naive, odyssey, power, promise, sexual, wife