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A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

  • Directed by John Cassavetes
  • Starring Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper
  • 1974 | 147mins | USA | rated (15)

Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands), desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick (Peter Falk). Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.