Category Archives: Claude Chabrol

Véronique et son Cancre (Veronica and her Dunce)

Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol’s sharp arrow strikes at the heart of all that’s rotten about unimaginative teaching … Continue reading

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Madame Bovary

Isabelle Huppert places a sad stone in Emma Bovary, one that will never move … Continue reading

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Les Biches (The Does)

Claude Chabrol’s take on sexual ambiguity in 1968 is mischievous. Stéphane Audran plays the resplendent Frédérique, nouvelle vague’s colonialist of female lust and control. She’s the wealthy dominatrix who wants power over those she desires, and she pursues them with … Continue reading

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Merci Pour Le Chocolat

‘I have a knack for doing wrong,’ confesses Swiss-Chocolate factory owner Mika Muller (Isabelle Huppert), the praline beauty in Claude Chabrol’s detective-style thriller. Chabrol wanted to make a film about ‘Evil’, chose Huppert as its purveyor, and from the opening … Continue reading

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Les Innocents aux Mains Sales (Innocents with Dirty Hands)

the hollow rattle of 70s sexism … Continue reading

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