The Mouth Agape

Directed by Maurice Pialat
Starring Nathalie Baye, Philippe Léotard, Monique Melinand, Hubert Deschamps
Run time 82 min

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.

Name Role
Nathalie Baye Cast Member
Philippe Léotard Cast Member
Monique Melinand Cast Member
Hubert Deschamps Cast Member
Maurice Pialat Director
Country France
Original Language French
Run time 82 min
Year Completed 1974