Based on the hit comic play, Potiche is set in 1977 in a provincial French town, where Deneuve plays a trophy wife who takes over her husband's umbrella factory while he is away and loves running it so much that when he returns, she doesn't want to give it back from him. She has been flirting with an old lover, labor leader Gerard Depardieu, for decades. Even though the vet French star is as big as a house, their scenes together are delicious. This acid-edged comedy is commercial enough to score with a stateside art-house boomer audience.
The subtitled French trailer is below (Music Box will debut a new trailer shortly).