Juliette (Emmanuelle Devos) wasn’t sure about coming to live in the residential suburbs on the outskirts of Paris. The women out here are all in their forties, they have kids to raise, houses to clean, and husbands who come home late from work. She is now certain she doesn’t want to become like them. Today she is waiting to hear about an important position in a publishing house. A job that will inevitably change her everyday life.
Recalling a smarter French Desperate Housewives, La Vie Domestique is an immersive quasi-satire, featuring a brilliant female cast and fascinating characters that are immensely likeable despite their many flaws.
Director: Isabelle Czajka (2013, 93 mins)
With: Emmanuelle Devos, Laurent Poitrenaux. Natacha Régnier, Héléna Noguerra, Julie Ferrier...
Production: Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo
In French with English subtitles