Claude Chabrol

  • Jean Douchet, Jean Rouch, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol – Paris vu par… AKA Six in Paris (1965)

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    Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d’Etoile (Rohmer) concerns a haberdasher and his umbrella; and La Muette (Chabrol), a bourgeois family and earplugs.Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – La ligne de démarcation (1966) (HD)

    1941. A little town in the Jura is cut in half by a river that forms the border between Nazi-occupied France and the free zone.Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – La rupture AKA The Breach (1970)

    Helene Regnier’s husband Charles, who is mentally ill, injures their son Michel in a rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son’s condition and vow to win custody of Michel. While the boy is in hospital, Helene rents a room in a boarding house nearby. The Regniers hire Paul Thomas, a family acquaintance who needs money, to find dirt on Helene before the court hearing on custody. Paul moves into the boarding house and, with the help of his girlfriend Sonia, who rarely wears clothes, plots to ruin Helene’s reputation and then her very life.Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – Une affaire de femmes AKA Story of Women (1988) (HD)

    A housewife in Nazi-occupied France struggles to make ends meet when her husband returns home after being wounded in the war.

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    ★★★★½ Added by marcricov 03 Jul 2020

    Leave it up to Isabelle Huppert to perform abortions and shelter prostitutes while dealing with a drunken husband and parenting two kids alone during World War II. Ha! This woman never ceases to amaze me. An outstanding performance wrapped in an important story.Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – Bellamy AKA Inspector Bellamy (2009)

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    As every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife Françoise in the family house in Nîmes. Jacques, Paul’s stepbrother, turns up unawares, which is bad news since the fellow is an alcoholic good for nothing. Also annoying is this stranger at bay who asks Bellamy for protection. Farewell peaceful holiday!Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – Au coeur du mensonge AKA The Color of Lies (1999)

    After a ten-year-old girl is raped and murdered in a small Brittany town suspicion soon falls on René Sterne, an art teacher who was the last person to see the girl alive. Sterne was once a celebrated artist but he has fallen on hard times and lives with his wife, a nurse whose outgoing personality is the opposite to his own. The only person who is convinced that Sterne is not the killer is Vivianne, the local doctor. Frédérique Lesage, the police officer leading the murder investigation, thinks otherwise. The sudden arrival of a self-loving television journalist, Germain-Roland Desmot, stirs things up even more. It isn’t long before Sterne begins to doubt his own sanity…Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – La cérémonie AKA A Judgement in Stone [Carlotta 4K Restoration] (1995)

    A newly hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk who encourages her to rebel against her employers.Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – Merci pour le chocolat AKA Nightcap (2000)

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    When the young Jeanne finds out that she could have mistakenly been exchanged from her cradle with another newborn (the son of a famous piano player), she decides to contact this family. All this will lead to the discovery of dark family secrets and the unveiling of the misdeeds and the hypocrisy of the French upper class members.Read More »

  • Claude Chabrol – Les cousins (1959)

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    Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. He shares his cousin Paul’s flat. Paul is a kind of decadent boy, a disillusioned pleasure-seeker, always dragging along with other idles, while Charles is a plodding, naive and honest man. He fell in love with Florence, one of Paul’s acquaintances. But how will Paul react to that attempt to build a real love relationship ? One of the major New Wave films.Read More »

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