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Films with: Chabrol, Claude

Au coeur du mensonge The color of lies /
A police inspector investigates the rape and murder of a young girl in a provincial Breton town.
DVD 5707
Beau serge
Follows a successful yet sickly young man who returns home to the small village where he grew up. There, he finds himself at odds with his former close friend - now unhappily married and a wretched alcoholic - and the provincial life he represents.
DVD 8473
Betty
Betty Etamble, a promiscuous and alcoholic woman who has lost her family, ends an evening at a bar, and meets Laure, an elegant retiree who lives in a luxury hotel. Laure takes the girl under her wing, and gradually details of her sinister story unfold and evolves into a lethal game of cat and mouse.
DVD 5658
Biches Bad girls /
"Socialite Frederique encounters young student Why on the streets of Paris, seduces her and whisks her off to spend winter with the chic crowd in St. Tropez. When architect Paul meets Why, he too charms her and comes between the two lovers. Frederique thewn seduces Paul out of jealousy, but finds herself feeling real love. Paul and Frederique invite Why to live together with them, resulting in a ménage-à-trois beset by jealousy, madness, and ultimately, murder."--Container.
DVD 3075
Bonnes femmes
Four Parisian shop girls, Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane seek fulfillment and love. Rita has a fiance whose family is obsessed with social status. Jane has a boyfriend in the army, but she still enjoys herself with chance encounters. Ginette has a secret passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely, but a mysterious motorcyclist constantly follows her.
DVD 1441
Boucher The butcher /
In a provincial French town, a sophisticated schoolmistress avoids attachments but strikes up a congenial friendship with the charmingly passionate local butcher, a veteran of Indochina. As a serial killer spreads terror throughout the countryside, the effort of these two people to come back from their emotional islands to some kind of mutual understanding and reality builds from oblique tenderness and humor to shattering tragedy.
DVD 2920
Cérémonie
Catherine hires the illiterate Sophie to work as her maid at her remote home in the French countryside. But Sophie soon falls under the influence of the mysterious Jeanne and suddenly the stage is set for murder, violence and betrayal.
DVD 3507
Cousins
Claude Chabrol crafts a sly moral fable about a provincial boy who comes to live with his sophisticated bohemian cousin in Paris. Through these seeming opposites, Chabrol conjures a piercing, darkly comic character study that questions notions of good and evil, love and jealousy, and success in the modern world. A mirror image of Le Beau Serge, Les Cousins recasts that film's stars, Jean-Claude Brialy and Gřard Blain, in startlingly reversed roles.
DVD 7486
Cri du hibou The cry of the owl /
A troubled young artist has a secret pastime: playing peeping tom with his beautiful neighbor. One day, he finally admits he has been spying on her, only to find she repays the obsession, ferociously.
DVD 1410
Décade Prodigieuse Ten days' wonder /
Divided into 10 days, the story focuses on the wealthy Van Horns. A psychological drama of sex and murder.
DVD 3072
Enfer
Paul seems to have it all, but is actually forced to work extremely hard to keep it all afloat. He begins to hear voices in his head questioning the choices he's made. What follows is Paul's downward spiral into the madness of deranged jealousy, where he realizes that hell is not a state of mind -- hell is himself.
DVD 727
Eye of Vichy L'Oeil de Vichy /
A compilation of long forgotten film footage and newsreels, produced by the Nazis and French collaborators during World War II. From the small town of Vichy in Central France, Field Marshall Petain's puppet government worked with their Nazi overlords in creating pro-Nazi propaganda. They skillfully produced a strange alternative history of the war years in order to turn public emotion against the Allies and the Jews.
DVD 2989
Femme infidèle The unfaithful wife /
A man suspects his wife of infidelity. He hires a private detective to watch her, who confirms his worst fears.
DVD 2384
Fleur du mal The flower of evil /
The story of a seemingly perfect family, whose distinguished facade starts to crack when the wife ventures into local politics. On the eve of the election, a corpse appears, and the long dormant seeds of past family crime begin to bloom.
DVD 2928
Innocents aux main sales Innocents with dirty hands /
"Julie and her young lover Jeff plot to murder Julie's rich and impotent husband Louis Wormser and make it look like an accident. After the deed, Jeff disappears and Julie is arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband, but through the efforts of a clever and manipulative lawyer, she is released. Upon returning home, she discovers her husband, Louis, has returned in what proves to be the first of many plot twists in this tense thriller."--Container.
DVD 3073
Inspecteur Lavardin
Poiret arrives at a cozy, seaside village to investigate the bizarre murder of an eminent Catholic author. The usually cool sleuth is shaken when he discovers that the victim's widow is none other than his old flame.
DVD 5706
Madame Bovary
Bored with her confined life in 19th century France, a woman runs up ruinous debts and has adulterous affairs. When her excessive life catches up with her, she resorts to suicide as her final means of escape.
DVD 6164
Merci pour le chocolat
Huppert plays Mika, wife of celebrated pianist André Polonski (Jacques Dutronc) and stepmother to his son, Guillaume, whose mother died in a carwreck on his sixth birthday. Their lives are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Jeanne (Anna Mouglalis), a young woman who has learned that she was almost switched at birth with Guillaume. Also a pianist, she harbours a suspicion that she may be André's daughter.
DVD 6978
Nada
French terrorists kidnap the American ambassador, leaving dead and wounded in their wake. Soon they begin quarreling as to his fate, while the police purge suspects in an attempt to destroy the Nada faction. As the violence escalates on both sides, the State and the terrorists are forced to use one another's methods in an increasingly desperate and relentless conflict.
DVD 3077
Paris nous appartient
The film follows a young literature student who befriends the members of a loose-knit group of twenty-somethings in Paris, united by the apparent suicide of an acquaintance. Suspicious of the death, she investigates to see if conspiracy was involved.
DVD 11679
Paris vu par
Six directors release six vignettes set in different sections of Paris. Includes: Saint-Germain-des-Pres (Douchet); Gare du Nord (Rouch); Rue Saint-Denis (Pollet); Place de l'Etoile (Rhomer); Montparnasse and Levallois (Godard); and La Muette (Chabrol).
DVD 9200
Poulet au vinaigre Chicken with vinegar /
Inspector Lavardin is called to investigate a series of murders in a small French town and finds possible clues when he meets a withdrawn teenager and his wheelchair bound mother.
DVD 5705
Que la bête meure This man must die /
A writer searches for the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son.
DVD 3074
Rupture The breach /
A woman with a checkered past divorces her abusive, drug-addicted husband after he beats up their young son, breaking his leg and giving him a concussion. The husband's wealthy family tries to gain custody of the boy through the courts, but when that fails they hire a man to do whatever it takes to discredit the mother.
DVD 3076
Violette Nozier
"The daughter of a respectable middle-class couple, Violette Nozière leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent young girl her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the Latin Quarter of Paris. To acquire money for her latest lover, Violette resolves to commit and unthinkable crime."--Container.
DVD 6236