Rachel, Rachel

Rachel, Rachel

Director: Paul Newman
Country: USA

1968 | 101 min. | English
Subtitles: German

Cast_ Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons, Donald Moffat Screenplay_ Stewart Stern Camera_ Gayne Rescher Producer_ Paul Newman Rights_ Park Circus

Paul Newman directs his wife Joanne Woodward! A directorial debut that calls to be rediscovered, as well as an important precursor of New Hollywood cinema.

As an actor, Paul Newman shaped US cinema across half a century. The films he directed, on the other hand, are less well-known. His directing debut took audiences and critics by surprise. ›Rachel, Rachel‹ is a feminist film at once old-fashioned and progressive. Joanne Woodward, arguably the greatest actress of her generation, plays a withdrawn 35-year-old teacher. Her affair with a man from the city awakens her sexual longings, a desire for children, and for independence. Her attempt to unite these seemingly conflicting emotions threatens to fail tragically. Visionary!


Paul Newman (1925-2008) was one of the most popular and influential actors of the 20th century. He appeared in ›Exodus‹ (1960), ›The Hustler‹ (1961), ›Hud‹ (1963) and ›The Color of Money‹ (1986), among others. As a director, he made seven films. He was also a racing driver and an entrepreneur.


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