The Mouth Agape

Directed by Maurice Pialat
Year: 1974
Running Time: 87 minutes
Country: France
Language: French w/ English subtitles

Monique (Monique Melinand) is dying of cancer, lying in bed in the apartment above the store her family owns. Her philandering husband, Roger (Hubert Deschamps), carries on with life, groping the female customers. Her son, Philippe (Philippe Léotard), remains aloof and impatient. Her daughter-in-law, Nathalie (Nathalie Baye), wonders if she is witnessing her own future decline. The four individuals struggle to express, or even feel, their love for one another, as they await the inevitable.

Nathalie Baye
Philippe Léotard
Monique Melinand
Hubert Deschamps

Directed by Maurice Pialat