A Woman Under The Influence

A Woman Under The Influence

Suburban housewife Mabel (Gena Rowlands) is a loving wife and mother, but in a mutating world she may be losing her sense of security. Faced with her increasingly erratic behaviour, husband Nick (Peter Falk) reluctantly agrees to have her committed for six months of psychiatric treatment, and is then faced with being a single father to their three children. The definitive Cassavetes film, as everybody (including the audience) is forced to confront themselves.

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A Woman Under The Influence

  • Director: John Cassavetes
  • Year: 1974
  • Run Time: 141mins
  • Format: 35mm
  • Country: US
  • Rating: M