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Eine Frau unter Einfluss

A Woman Under the Influence

USA, 1974

Darum geht's

Mabel Longhetti wird von ihrer Rolle als Mutter von drei Kindern, Ehegattin und Hausfrau erdrückt. Für Selbstverwirklichung ist keine Zeit. Unverstanden von Freunden und Familie, gleitet Mabel langsam in den Wahn ab.

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Eine Frau unter Einfluss Regie John Cassavetes

Auszeichnungen & Festivals

Academy Awards

1975 | 2 Nominiert unter anderem: Best Actress in a Leading Role

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1975 | Gewinner: Silver Seashell

1975 | Ehren-Auszeichnung: OCIC Award

Guided by Cassavetes’s incredible ability, an actor manages to guide the viewer through a structure that has a lot of freedom within it. It’s like when you watch a game and the players are playing it and there’s a set of rules, but the result of the game depends on the skill of the players themselves.
December 03, 2018
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Everything seems so free and wild and organic. It’s like looking at a Fauvist painting—it looks easy and natural, but the amount of energy that’s in the film is something that’s hard to capture. Anyone who has been involved in filmmaking knows that it is almost impossible to get to those levels of truth.
June 01, 2018
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The film presents several scenes of tremendous warmth, with sincere camaraderie, clumsiness, and sensitivity. At the same time, Nick’s inability to relate to Mabel’s affliction leads to explosive aggression and threats of violence.
July 10, 2016
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  • Randy Walker's rating of the film Eine Frau unter Einfluss

    Feel this film, for cryin' out loud. Let it kick you in the gut. To attempt to intellectualize, deconstruct or define a film such as this (or its characters, for that matter) is like using trigonometry to understand improvisational jazz. If you didn't get this film, you haven't watched it enough times. Put simply, "A Woman Under the Influence" is why I make films.

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Eine Frau unter Einfluss

    A very emotional experience. A biting work of art that rails against the oppression women face by men, the family, & society as well as how men repeat cycles of oppression even when they think they're trying to stop it. Rowlands & Falk are acting legends. Cassavettes, one of the realest auteurs of cinema. Authentic to the bone. One of the best of the 70s & ever. A milestone in independent film. Saw it at MOMA on film

  • FilmEdie's rating of the film Eine Frau unter Einfluss

    What's that quote about adjustment to a sick society being no measure of health? An indictment, I'd guess personal, of a culture that demands the performance of "normal" and has an arsenal of social pressures to enforce it. Cassavetes' casual-seeming camerawork & sound make for a heavy, almost voyeuristic realism (as does the slow-burn narrative, but with a price paid in run-time). Rowlands & Falk are extraordinary.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film Eine Frau unter Einfluss

    A familiar drama led by an outstanding performance by Gena Rowlands: Maple is a very complex and psychologically unstable woman and you can see how her facial expressions, body language and tone of voice reflect that emotional roller coaster. The supporting cast is also great, and you do feel a bit drained watching this dysfunctional family. Those poor kids, they will be so messed-up as adults!

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Eine Frau unter Einfluss

    Film students can be such idiots, or at least I was, for finding this too loose and vague. With age, this is a true masterpiece, an emotional gauntlet, and a complex, epic family portrait. Rowlands' mania is exacerbated by Falk, who's monstrous, but a very human monster created by pressure. Both keep hanging on, for those rare moments where it seems like they might really make a happy family after all. Shattering.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Eine Frau unter Einfluss

    What's so remarkable about Gena is that she takes the opposite point of view about the actor and the role. Most actors will say that it's a role where they incorporate parts of themselves, but ultimately it's not really them. Gena says it's like revealing the most intimate aspects of your life. Which is probably why she's so damn good. And Peter Falk is no slouch either.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Eine Frau unter Einfluss

    Cassavetes created one of the most indelible portraits of mental illness and its effect on the family in this '74 film. Rowlands performance here was extraordinary as was Falk. A mother barely hanging on to reality and a brute of a husband unable to understand the depths of her sickness unwittingly adding to the problem. Growing up in a household like this, this is a difficult watch but an authentic portrayal.

  • Ingrid Bergman's rating of the film Eine Frau unter Einfluss

    While this is an emotionally disturbing movie to watch, it is also very powerful and rewarding. Cassavetes compellingly captures the impact of Mabel's meltdown on the whole family. Both of the leads are superb: Gena Rowlands as the increasingly emotionally fragile Mabel and Peter Falk as her loving but terribly frustrated husband.

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