Two women, worlds apart: Betty, a talented young writer, who experiences the joys of being a mother with her four-years-old son Joseph; Carole, a waitress in a downtown bar who hasn’t had it easy in life, and who, when not indifferent to her son José, is downright mean to him
There was absolutely no reason for these two worlds to meet. That is, until Margo – Betty’s long lost, very unstable mother – comes back into her daughter’s life after a long absence. Following the tragic death of Betty’s child, Margot invents a plan worthy of her madness to prove her love to her daughter.
Destiny brings these women together to experience one unpredictable, impossible situation after another, right up until the final dénouement.
«Betty Fisher and Other Stories», a psychological thriller about three emotionally tormented mothers, is, in the end, an incredible tribute to maternal love and to the triumph of the will to live.
|A film by||Claude Miller|
|A screenplay by||Claude Miller|
|A production by||Nicole Robert
|Based on the novel by Ruth Rendell||« Un enfant pour un autre »
(Éditions Calmann Levy)
|Director of photography||Christophe Pollock|
|Production Designer||Jean-Pierre Kohut Svelko|
|Sound||Claude La Haye
Hans Peter Strobl
|National Distribution||Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm|
|Betty Fisher||Sandrine Kiberlain|
|Margot Fisher||Nicole Garcia|
|Carole Novacki||Mathilde Seigner|
|François Diembele||Luck Mervil|
|Alex Basato||Edouard Baer|
|René the Canadian||Yves Jacques|
|Dr. Jerome Castang||Roschdy Zem|
|Madame Barsky||Consuelo De Haviland|
|Jose Novacki||Alexis Chatrian|
|Joseph Fisher||Arthur Setbon|