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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Last Woman (La Dernière femme) is a 1975 French-Italian film directed by Marco Ferreri. It caused such controversy in Britain that it was never officially released.

It stars Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Michel Piccoli, Zouzou and Nathalie Baye.


The story is of a man threatened by by the assertive women in his life. Gabrielle , the wife of a young French chauvinist and bigoted engineer becomes a feminist, and decides to leave her bigoted husband. They have a a nine-year-old son, for whom he cares deeply, he is left with custody of their son. To satisfy his romantic longings, Gerard embarks on an affair with Valerie, his son's daycare worker. However, Gabrielle fights for custody of the child, and when Gerard's affair with Valerie threatens his custody chances, and Gerard responds by mutilating himself.

The film has been described as a cross between Last Tango in Paris and Ai No Corrida.

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