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Promised to a domestic life in the 1920s, Caroline manages to escape the clutches of a forced marriage and becomes a successful businesswoman. In parallel, her grandson Stéphane struggles to play the role everyone expects, until the day he comes out of the closet. A family saga based on private archive footage, Madame offers a dialogue between the filmmaker and his 90-year-old grandmother, challenging the taboos of gender and sexuality.
Stéphane Riethauser has worked as a teacher, gay activist, photographer, editor, journalist and translator. After working for Swiss Radio Television as a journalist and director, he launched his production company Lambda Prod in 2007 and became an independent filmmaker.