Born out of wedlock early in the last century impoverished and unloved Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos) meets Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain) in post war Saint-Germaindes-Pres. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors based on Violette’s quest for freedom through writing and on Simone’s conviction that she holds in her hands the destiny of an extraordinary writer. Based on the true story of French novelist Violette Leduc Violette is written by Martin Provost Marc Abdelnour and René de Cecatty.
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Biographical drama about the life of French author Violette Leduc, portrayed by Emmanuelle Devos. In the latter years of the Second World War Violette is encouraged to write by Maurice Sachs (Olivier Py), with whom she is living, despite their loveless relationship. She meets fellow author Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain) and the two women form a close bond, with Simone becoming Violette's mentor and introducing her to many key intellectual figures such as Jean Genet (Jacques Bonnaffé). The story follows Violette's life and the progression of her career until she finally finds mainstream success with the publication of her memoir 'La Bâtarde' in 1964.