Marie (Jeanne Goupil) is a weird girl (not retarded, just weird) who likes being the perfect little girl, just like a doll.
She meets Claude (André Dussollier) who is obsessed with dolls, and even sells vintage dolls for a living.
So they fall in love, get married, and start living together…
But Marrie is pretty and a farmer neighboor is strangely interested in her.
as the poster says, Seria did this film after “Les Galettes de Pont-Aven”, which was a commercial hit…so he “allowed himself” to make “Marie-Poupée”, a much more minimalistic & deranged film….intended as an ode to Jeanne Goupil, who was his girlfriend since “Don’t Deliver Us from Evil”.
very creepy film, somehow always surreal & down-to-earth at the same time…
oh and the character of Marie is very young in the film – 17 IIRC – and her husband is much older than her, so i guess “pedophile ! ” can jump at you throughout the film (although it is very different from that)…i agree with a french review i read somewhere that such an ambiguous film couldnt be done in XXIst century french cinema….