Mar 30, 2004 This French sex farce is translated in English as The Trout. Joseph Losey directed and co-wrote the film, which stars Isabelle Huppert. Aug 13, 2016 La truite (The Trout). 1982. France. Directed by Joseph Losey. Screenplay by Joseph Losey, Monique Lange, based on a novel by Roger. Drama · Frederique (Huppert) leaves her family's small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man. Irritations.