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Films By Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol, one of the original members of the French New wave, here turns his attention to a story situated in the middle of the Second World war. Set in Vichy France, that part of the country which was governed by the collaborationist Petain regime, Chabrol tells the story of a woman who has ... Read more
Claude Chabrol's Le Boucher was shown at last year's Melbourne Festival, and he is represented again this year by Les Noces Rouges, (Blood Wedding). According to Chabrol, this is the last film of his Comedie humaine about mid-twentieth century French society. The film was withheld by the French ... Read more
“You can sense [Claude] Chabrol's wicked grin behind the camera in every sense… the master shows that he has lost none of his youthful energy.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... Entering his sixth decade of filmmaking, highly acclaimed French director Claude Chabrol capitalises ... Read more
Claude Chabrol describes Just Before Night as "the story of a man who kills someone, and then finds out he himself is dead". In it, he created a psychological drama which begins when Charles, the central character, strangles his blonde mistress, Laura. ... Charles is a home-loving family man of ... Read more
The crushed body of a nine-year-old boy is found in a village street, the victim of a hit-and-run driver. His father, a lonely widower of 35, has lost all that was most dear to him. He is an author of children's books and he conducts historical research. After three weeks in which there is no trace ... Read more
Victor and Betty - masterfully played by French screen mainstays Michel Serrault and Isabelle Huppert - are an odd couple peddling one of the oldest scams in the con artist's manual. Checking into luxury hotels, the alluring Betty cosies up to a wealthy looking mark, accompanies him to his room and ... Read more
Popaul Thomas returns after fifteen years in the army and assumes charge of his late father's butcher shop in the peaceful town of Tremolat. He begins courting Helene Marcoux, the local head-mistress, but she insists that their relationship remain a platonic one. The quiet life of Tremolat is ... Read more
An adaptation of the novel by Georges Simenon, the film is set in La Rochelle, an ancient township in France, where ... you have to pass through narrow, ill-lit streets to get from one shopping area to another. ... A number of old ladies have been found dead, strangled with the string of a cello ... Read more
A kind of confessional realism is bound up with a fictional form in this latest film from Claude Chabrol. His regular scriptwriter, Paul Gegauff, based the story on the break-up of his own common-law marriage, and the leading roles in the film are taken by himself, his former mistress and their ... Read more
Through the varied genres of filmmaking that Claude Chabrol has attempted in his prolific career — thriller, melodrama, fantasy — one concern has remained constant, his exploration of family relations and the way they act against a wider social context. In Violette Noziere, Chabrol ... Read more
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