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Jacqueline Sauvage: It Was Him Or Me

Jacqueline Sauvage

TV MOVIE 96' or 2 x 45'


Record-breaking ratings 9M VIEWERS ON TF1 PRIME TIME

Catherine Touzet and Marie Deshaires (Le Secret d’Elise), Jean Falculete, Negar Djavadi

Directed by

Yves RĂ©nier (Designated Killer, Moulin is back)


Muriel Robin (The Poisoner, Captain Marleau)
Olivier Marchal (36th Precinct, Braquo, Elite Squad)
Alix Poisson
Armelle Deutsch
Samantha Renier
Laura Sepul
Erika Sainte


Franck Calderon - Les Films du 24

Delivery: September 2018

2018 / Original language: French / Color / available in hd


On Monday, September 10, 2012, Jacqueline shot three bullets into her husband's back. Her tormentor was dead!

Jacqueline's story turns into the most highly mediatized court case in recent years. As she waits in prison, on trial for murder, she is forced to relive the drama and trauma she and her children endured. Jacqueline is so terrorized and helpless, she can't even begin to explain the life of shame she has been repressing for 47 years!

Punished for her silence, she gets convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison! But with the unfaltering support of her daughters, and the work of dedicated lawyers who fight tooth and nail on her behalf, Jacqueline manages to come out of silence and little by little, tell the story of her personal hell.

The news media buzzes with controversy over her personality as the facts in her case lead us through endless twists and turns, charged with conflicting emotions. Will she be able to rise above her court conviction and win over public opinion?

From « I just wanted it to stop » of Jacqueline Sauvage with the collaboration of Mrs Janine Bonnagiunta and Mrs Nathalie Tomasini - Editions Fayard


"Shame has got to switch sides"
"A feminine battle cry in the fight to end violence against women"
President Macron

"Astonishing, overwhelming, troubling"
"More than a Fiction, a program that provides a public service and supports abused women who don't dare to break the silence"
"A beneficial and useful story"
Télé Poche

"We'll never speak out enough about domestic violence"
"TV viewers will be struck breathless"
Le Parisien

"Astonishing performance by Muriel Robin"
"A film of tremendous value"
Télé 7 Jours

"Precise, sober and chilling re-enactment of the case"
Télé Cable Satellite

"Muriel Robin delivers a masterful performance. Olivier Marchai is impeccable"
Télé Loisirs

"A film that educates and warns us against the control a violent man holds over those close to him"

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