The French Woman

The French Woman (French: Madame Claude) is a 1977 French drama film directed by Just Jaeckin and starring Françoise Fabian.[2] The film is inspired by the life of French brothel madam Madame Claude.[3]

The French Woman
French film poster
Directed byJust Jaeckin
Produced byClaire Duval
Written byAndré G. Brunelin
Jacques Quoirez
StarringFrançoise Fabian
Music bySerge Gainsbourg
CinematographyRobert Fraisse
Edited byMarie-Sophie Dubus
Release date
  • 8 September 1977 (1977-09-08)
Running time
105 minutes
Box office$8.6 million[1]



  1. "Madame Claude (1977) - JPBox-Office".
  2. Dowd, Maureen. "New York Times: The French Woman". NY Times. Retrieved 26 October 2008.
  3. Grimes, William (23 December 2015). "Fernande Grudet, 92, Dies; Ran High-Society Call-Girl Ring as ‘Madame Claude’". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
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