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Claude Chabrol was a French film
Cinema of France
The Cinema of France comprises the art of film and creative movies made within the nation of France or by French filmmakers abroad.France is the birthplace of cinema and was responsible for many of its early significant contributions. Several important cinematic movements, including the Nouvelle...

 director
Film director
A film director is a person who directs the actors and film crew in filmmaking. They control a film's artistic and dramatic nathan roach, while guiding the technical crew and actors.-Responsibilities:...

, a member of the French New Wave
French New Wave
The New Wave was a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late 1950s and 1960s, influenced by Italian Neorealism and classical Hollywood cinema. Although never a formally organized movement, the New Wave filmmakers were linked by their self-conscious rejection of...

 (nouvelle vague) group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and contemporaries Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement, French Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave"....

, Truffaut
François Truffaut
François Roland Truffaut was an influential film critic and filmmaker and one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry. He was also a screenwriter, producer, and actor working on over twenty-five...

, Rohmer
Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer was a French film director, film critic, journalist, novelist, screenwriter and teacher. A figure in the post-war New Wave cinema, he was a former editor of Cahiers du cinéma....

 and Rivette
Jacques Rivette
Jacques Rivette is a French film director. His most well known films include Celine and Julie Go Boating, La Belle Noiseuse and the cult film Out 1....

, Chabrol was a critic
Film criticism
Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films, individually and collectively. In general, this can be divided into journalistic criticism that appears regularly in newspapers, and other popular, mass-media outlets and academic criticism by film scholars that is informed by film theory and...

 for the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma
Cahiers du cinéma
Cahiers du Cinéma is an influential French film magazine founded in 1951 by André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. It developed from the earlier magazine Revue du Cinéma involving members of two Paris film clubs — Objectif 49 and...

 before beginning his career as a film maker.

Chabrol's career began with Le Beau Serge
Le Beau Serge
Le Beau Serge is a French film directed by Claude Chabrol, released in 1958. It is often considered the first product of the Nouvelle Vague or "French New Wave" film movement.-Synopsis:...

 (1958), inspired by Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was a British film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood...

's Shadow of a Doubt
Shadow of a Doubt
Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma Reville, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story for Gordon McDonell...

 (1943). Thrillers became something of a trademark for Chabrol, with an approach characterized by a distanced objectivity. This is especially apparent in Les Biches
Les Biches (1968 film)
Les Biches is a 1968 French film starring Stephane Audran, Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Jacqueline Sassard. It was directed by Claude Chabrol, and depicts a tortured lesbian relationship between the Audran and Sassard characters. Audran won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 18th Berlin...

 (1968), La Femme Infidèle
La Femme Infidèle
The Unfaithful Wife is a 1968 French film directed by Claude Chabrol. It was remade in English in 2002 as Unfaithful, directed by Adrian Lyne. The film had a total of 682,295 admissions in France. -Plot:...

 (1969) and Le Boucher (1970) — all featuring his then-wife, Stéphane Audran
Stéphane Audran
Stéphane Audran is a French film and television actress, known for her performances in Oscar winning movies such as Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie and Babette's Feast and in critically acclaimed films like The Big Red One and Violette Nozière .She married...

.

Sometimes characterized as a "mainstream" New Wave director, Chabrol remained prolific and popular throughout his half-century career. In 1978, he cast Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert is a French actress who has appeared in over 90 film and television productions since 1971. She has had 14 films in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Best Actress Award twice, for Violette Nozière and La pianiste . She is also the most...

 as the lead in Violette Nozière
Violette Nozière
Violette Nozière is a 1978 French crime film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert and Stéphane Audran. The film, based on a true French murder case in 1933, is about an eighteen-year-old girl named Violette and her encounters with a number of older men. The film had a total of...

. On the strength of that effort, the pair went on to others including the successful Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's first published novel and is considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life...

 (1991) and La Ceremonie
La Cérémonie
La Cérémonie is a 1995 film by Claude Chabrol. It was adapted from the novel A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell.- Plot :La Cérémonie tells the story of an illiterate dyslexic young woman, Sophie Bonhomme , who is hired as a maid by the Lelièvre family. The Lelièvres live in an isolated mansion in...

 (1996).

Biography


After spending World War II in the village of Sardent
Sardent
Sardent is a commune in the Creuse department in the Limousin region in central France.-Geography:An area of streams, lakes, forestry and farming, comprising the village and several hamlets situated in the valley of the Gartempe River, some south of Guéret, where the D60 and the D50 roads join the...

, where he and a friend constructed a makeshift movie theater, Chabrol returned to Paris to study pharmacology
Pharmacology
Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action. More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function...

 at the University of Paris
University of Paris
The University of Paris was a university located in Paris, France and one of the earliest to be established in Europe. It was founded in the mid 12th century, and officially recognized as a university probably between 1160 and 1250...

. There Chabrol became involved with the postwar cine club culture and met Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement, French Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave"....

, François Truffaut
François Truffaut
François Roland Truffaut was an influential film critic and filmmaker and one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry. He was also a screenwriter, producer, and actor working on over twenty-five...

, Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer
Éric Rohmer was a French film director, film critic, journalist, novelist, screenwriter and teacher. A figure in the post-war New Wave cinema, he was a former editor of Cahiers du cinéma....

, Jacques Rivette
Jacques Rivette
Jacques Rivette is a French film director. His most well known films include Celine and Julie Go Boating, La Belle Noiseuse and the cult film Out 1....

 and others with whom he would write for Cahiers du cinéma throughout the 1950s.

In 1957, with Rohmer, Chabrol co-wrote Hitchcock (Paris: Éditions Universitaires, 1957), a study of the films made by director Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was a British film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood...

 through the film The Wrong Man
The Wrong Man
The Wrong Man is a 1956 film by Alfred Hitchcock which stars Henry Fonda and Vera Miles. The film is based on a true story of an innocent man charged for a crime he did not commit...

 (1957
1957 in film
The year 1957 in film involved some significant events.-Events:* October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley, opens.-Top grossing films : After theatrical re-issue-Awards:...

). Chabrol had interviewed Hitchcock with Francois Truffaut in 1955 on the set of To Catch a Thief
To Catch a Thief
To Catch a Thief is a 1952 thriller novel by David Dodge. John Robie is a retired American jewel thief, formerly known as Le Chat , who now spends his time tending to the rose garden in his villa on the Côte d'Azur. Following a series of recent jewel robberies on the Riviera that resemble his...

, where the two famously walked into a fountain after being starstruck by Hitchcock. Years later, when Chabrol and Truffaut had both become successful directors themselves, Hitchcock told Truffaut that he always thought of them when he saw "two ice cubes floating in his drink."

In 1958, Chabrol made his feature directorial debut with Le Beau Serge
Le Beau Serge
Le Beau Serge is a French film directed by Claude Chabrol, released in 1958. It is often considered the first product of the Nouvelle Vague or "French New Wave" film movement.-Synopsis:...

 (1958), a Hitchcock-influenced drama starring Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude Brialy
Jean-Claude Brialy – died 30 May 2007, Monthyon, Seine-et-Marne, France was a French actor, director, and socialite.-Biography:...

 partly funded by his wife's inheritance
Inheritance
Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, rights and obligations upon the death of an individual. It has long played an important role in human societies...

 and among the first films of the French New Wave
French New Wave
The New Wave was a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late 1950s and 1960s, influenced by Italian Neorealism and classical Hollywood cinema. Although never a formally organized movement, the New Wave filmmakers were linked by their self-conscious rejection of...

. A critical success, it won Chabrol the Prix Jean Vigo
Prix Jean Vigo
The Prix Jean Vigo is an award in the Cinema of France given annually since 1951 to a French film director in homage to Jean Vigo. It was founded by French writer Claude...

 and was followed the next year by Les Cousins
Les Cousins (film)
Les Cousins is a 1959 French New Wave drama film directed by Claude Chabrol. It tells the story of two cousins, the decadent Paul and the naive Charles. Charles falls in love with Florence, one of Paul's friends...

, one of the New Wave's first commercial successes, and Chabrol's first color film, À double tour
À double tour
À double tour is a 1959 French suspense thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel by American writer Stanley Ellin. It was Chabrol's first film in the thriller genre, which would be his genre of choice for the rest of his career. The film had a total of 1,445,587 admissions...

, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo
Jean-Paul Belmondo is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s.-Career:Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, west of Paris, Belmondo did not perform well in school, but developed a passion for boxing and football."Did you box professionally very long?" "Not very long...

. The most prolific of the major New Wave directors, Chabrol averaged almost one film a year from 1958 until his death. His early films (roughly 1958–1963) are usually categorized as part of the New Wave and generally have the experimental qualities associated with the movement. Beginning with his "Golden Era" films (1967–1974) he established what would be his signature "Chabrolesque" style, usually suspense thrillers in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock. His 1987 film Masques
Masks (film)
Masks is a 1987 French comedy film directed by Claude Chabrol. It was entered into the 37th Berlin International Film Festival.-Cast:* Philippe Noiret as Christian Legagneur* Robin Renucci as Roland Wolf...

 was entered into the 37th Berlin International Film Festival
37th Berlin International Film Festival
The 37th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 20 February to 3 March 1987.-Jury:* Klaus Maria Brandauer * Juliet Berto* Kathleen Carroll* Callisto Cosulich* Victor Dyomin* Reinhard Hauff* Edmund Luft* Jiří Menzel...

. In 1995 he was awarded the Prix René Clair from the Académie française
Académie française
L'Académie française , also called the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. The Académie was officially established in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu, the chief minister to King Louis XIII. Suppressed in 1793 during the French Revolution,...

 for his body of work.

His first marriage to Agnès Goute (1956–1962) produced a son, Matthieu Chabrol, a French composer who scored most of his father's films from the early 1980s. He divorced Agnès to marry the actress Stéphane Audran
Stéphane Audran
Stéphane Audran is a French film and television actress, known for her performances in Oscar winning movies such as Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie and Babette's Feast and in critically acclaimed films like The Big Red One and Violette Nozière .She married...

, with whom he had a son, actor Thomas Chabrol. They remained married from 1964 to 1978. His third wife was Aurore Paquiss, who has been a script supervisor since the 1950s. He had four children.

Chabrol died on 12 September 2010.

Filmography


  • Le Beau Serge
    Le Beau Serge
    Le Beau Serge is a French film directed by Claude Chabrol, released in 1958. It is often considered the first product of the Nouvelle Vague or "French New Wave" film movement.-Synopsis:...

     (1958) (Prix Jean Vigo
    Prix Jean Vigo
    The Prix Jean Vigo is an award in the Cinema of France given annually since 1951 to a French film director in homage to Jean Vigo. It was founded by French writer Claude...

    )
  • Les Cousins
    Les Cousins (film)
    Les Cousins is a 1959 French New Wave drama film directed by Claude Chabrol. It tells the story of two cousins, the decadent Paul and the naive Charles. Charles falls in love with Florence, one of Paul's friends...

     (1959)
  • À double tour
    À double tour
    À double tour is a 1959 French suspense thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel by American writer Stanley Ellin. It was Chabrol's first film in the thriller genre, which would be his genre of choice for the rest of his career. The film had a total of 1,445,587 admissions...

     (1959)
  • Les Bonnes Femmes
    Les Bonnes Femmes
    Les Bonnes Femmes is a French crime drama directed by Claude Chabrol. It was one of the earliest and most revered films of the French New Wave, although it was a financial flop on its initial release....

     (1960)
  • Les Godelureaux
    Les Godelureaux
    Les Godelureaux is a 1961 French revenge drama directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel by Eric Ollivier.-Plot:Roger is publicly humiliated by Arthur and plots to destroy Arthur's life, using Ambroisine as bait.-Cast:*Jean-Claude Brialy as Ronald*Bernadette Lafont as Ambroisine*Charles...

     (1961)
  • Les Sept péchés capitaux
    Les Sept péchés capitaux
    Les Sept péchés capitaux is a 1962 film composed of seven different segments, one for each of the seven deadly sins.- External links :...

     (short) (1962)
  • L'Œil du Malin
    The Eye of Evil
    L'oeil du malin is a 1962 drama directed by Claude Chabrol. It is one of Chabrol's first films to include social criticism on bourgeoisie lifestyles that would become one of his trademarks in later films...

     (1962)
  • Ophelia
    Ophelia (film)
    Ophelia is a 1963 French film directed by Claude Chabrol. Its story mirrors that of Shakespeare's Hamlet.-Plot:Yvan's father has recently died and his mother, Claudia, marries her husband's brother, Adrien. Yvan refuses to accept the new marriage and descends into a fantasy world where he believes...

     (1963)
  • Landru
    Landru
    Landru is a 1963 French motion picture drama directed by Claude Chabrol. The screenplay was written by Françoise Sagan...

     (1963)
  • Les plus belles escroqueries du monde
    Les plus belles escroqueries du monde
    Les plus belles escroqueries du monde is a 1964 film composed of four segments, each of which was created with a different set of writers, directors, and actors.-Cast:...

     (short) (1964)
  • Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche
    Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche
    Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche is a 1964 secret agent spy film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring and written by Roger Hanin as the Tiger...

     (1964)
  • La Muette
    Paris vu par...
    -Cast:"La Muette" Directed by Claude Chabrol*Stéphane Audran as The mother*Claude Chabrol as The father*Gilles Chusseau as Boy*Dany Saril as The maid"Saint-Germain-des-Prés" Directed by Jean Douchet*Jean-Pierre Andréani as Raymond...

     (short) (1965)
  • Marie-Chantal contre le docteur Kha
    Marie-Chantal contre le docteur Kha
    Marie-Chantal contre le docteur Kha is a 1965 spy film directed by Claude Chabrol.-Cast:*Marie Laforêt : Marie-Chantal*Francisco Rabal : Paco Castillo*Serge Reggiani : Ivanov*Charles Denner : Johnson*Akim Tamiroff : Dr...

     (1965)
  • Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite
    Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite
    Le tigre se parfume à la dynamite is a 1965 secret agent spy film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring and written by Roger Hanin as the Tiger...

     (1965)
  • La Ligne de démarcation
    Line of Demarcation (film)
    Line of Demarcation. is a 1966 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is La Ligne de démarcation. It is based on upon the memoir Mémoires d'un agent secret de la France libre et La Ligne de démarcation by Gilbert Renault under his pseudonym Colonel Rémy.-Plot:A small...

     (1966)
  • Le Scandale
    The Champagne Murders
    Le scandale is a 1967 French suspense thriller directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins. It was the first of two films that Chabrol made with Perkins, who is most famous for his role in Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who Chabrol admires above all other directors.For his role...

     (1967)
  • La route de Corinthe
    La route de Corinthe
    La route de Corinthe is a 1967 spy film directed by Claude Chabrol.-External links:...

     (1967)
  • Les Biches
    Les Biches (1968 film)
    Les Biches is a 1968 French film starring Stephane Audran, Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Jacqueline Sassard. It was directed by Claude Chabrol, and depicts a tortured lesbian relationship between the Audran and Sassard characters. Audran won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 18th Berlin...

     (1968)
  • La Femme infidèle (1969)
  • Que la bête meure
    This Man Must Die
    This Man Must Die , American title The Beast Must Die, is a 1969 French and Italian thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol. The story is based on a 1938 novel by Cecil Day-Lewis, writing as Nicholas Blake, The Beast Must Die. The film had a total of 1,092,910 admissions in France. -Plot:A...

     (1969)
  • Le Boucher (1970)
  • La Rupture
    The Breach (1970 film)
    The Breach is a 1970 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol, based on the novel The Balloon Man by Charlotte Armstrong. The film was also known as The Breakup at times in its release in the United States...

     (1970)
  • Juste avant la nuit
    Just Before Nightfall
    Just Before Nightfall is a 1971 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol, based on the novel of the same name by Edouard Atiyah. Audran won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role at the 27th British Academy Film Awards.-Plot:...

     (1971)
  • La Décade prodigieuse
    La Décade prodigieuse
    La Décade prodigieuse is a French murder-mystery film directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel Ten Days' Wonder by Ellery Queen....

     (1971) (based on Ten Days Wonder by Ellery Queen
    Ellery Queen
    Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay and Manford Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee , to write, edit, and anthologize detective fiction.The fictional Ellery Queen created by...

    )
  • Dr. Popaul
    Dr. Popaul
    Dr. Popaul is a 1972 French black comedy film directed by Claude Chabrol. At the time of its release, it was the biggest hit of Chabrol's career...

     (1972)
  • Les Noces rouges
    Wedding in Blood
    Wedding in Blood is a 1973 French thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol. It was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival.-Cast:* Stéphane Audran - Lucienne Delamare* Michel Piccoli - Pierre Maury* Claude Piéplu - Paul Delamare...

     (1973)
  • Nada
    Nada (1974 film)
    Nada is a Franco-Italian film directed by Claude Chabrol released in 1974 and adapted from the crime novel Nada by Jean-Patrick Manchette.- Synopsis :The anarchist group "Nada" decides to kidnap the United States Ambassador to France...

     also known as The Nada Gang (1974)
  • Une partie de plaisir
    Une partie de plaisir
    Une partie de plaisir is a 1975 French film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring its screenwriter and longtime Chabrol collaborator Paul Gégauff. In the film, Gégauff plays a writer with a troubled marriage that ends in tragedy...

     (1975)
  • Les innocents aux mains sales
    Innocents with Dirty Hands
    Innocents with Dirty Hands aka Dirty Hands. is a 1975 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is Les innocents aux mains sales. The film was based on the novel The Damned Innocents by Richard Neely...

     (1975)

  • Les Magiciens
    Death Rite
    -Plot:At a luxury hotel in Djerba, Tunisia, psychic magician Vestar meets the dark Edouard . Heading to the hotel, Vestar has a vision of a woman being murdered in the desert. Edouard, a member of the leisure class, decides to use his influence to make the dream become a reality...

     (1976)
  • Folies bourgeoises
    The Twist (film)
    The Twist is a 1976 film co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is Folies bourgeoises .-Plot:...

     (1976)
  • Alice ou la Dernière Fugue
    Alice or the Last Escapade
    Alice or the Last Escapade. is a 1977 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is Alice ou la dernière fugue...

     (1977)
  • Les Liens de sang
    Blood Relatives
    Blood Relatives is a 1978 French film directed by Claude Chabrol....

     (1978)
  • Violette Nozière
    Violette Nozière
    Violette Nozière is a 1978 French crime film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert and Stéphane Audran. The film, based on a true French murder case in 1933, is about an eighteen-year-old girl named Violette and her encounters with a number of older men. The film had a total of...

     (1978)
  • Le Cheval d'orgueil (1980)
  • Les Fantômes du chapelier
    The Hatter's Ghost
    The Hatter's Ghost is a 1982 film directed by Claude Chabrol. It is based on the 1947 novel Le Petit Tailleur et le Chapelier by Georges Simenon. The film takes place in Brittany and was shot in the towns of Concarneau and Quimper.-Plot:...

     (1982)
  • Le Sang des autres
    The Blood of Others (film)
    The Blood of Others is a 1984 film directed by Claude Chabrol. It is based on the 1945 novel The Blood of Others by Simone de Beauvoir. The film was originally made as a three hour television mini-series and then recut down 40 minutes for a theatrical release-Plot:In Nazi occupied France, Jean...

     (1984)
  • Poulet au vinaigre
    Chicken with Vinegar
    Chicken with Vinegar is a 1985 French crime film directed by Claude Chabrol. It was entered into the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. It is distributed in the USA with the title, Cop Au Vin...

     (1985)
  • Inspecteur Lavardin
    Inspecteur Lavardin
    Inspecteur Lavardin. is a 1986 film co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol. It is the sequel to his 1984 film Cop au vin.-Synopsis:...

     (1986)
  • Masques (1987)
  • Le cri du hibou (1988, from a novel by Patricia Highsmith
    Patricia Highsmith
    Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist and short-story writer most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951...

    )
  • Une affaire de femmes
    Story of Women
    Story of Women is a 1988 French drama film directed by Claude Chabrol based on the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud, guillotined on July 30, 1943, for having performed 27 abortions in the Cherbourg area, and the book by Francis Szpiner. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.-Plot:Isabelle...

     (1989)
  • Jours tranquilles à Clichy
    Quiet Days in Clichy (1990 film)
    Quiet Days in Clichy is a 1990 film directed by Claude Chabrol. It is based on the autobiographical novel Quiet Days in Clichy by Henry Miller. The novel was previously adapted into a 1970 Danish film.-Plot:...

     (1990)
  • Docteur M (1990)
  • Madame Bovary
    Madame Bovary (1991 film)
    Madame Bovary is a 1991 French film directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the eponymous novel by 19th-century French author Gustave Flaubert...

     (1991)
  • Betty
    Betty (film)
    Betty is a French movie directed by Claude Chabrol based on the homonymous novel by Georges Simenon. It was first released in France in 1992.-Plot:Betty , a young alcoholic woman, is caught cold while cheating on her bourgeois husband...

     (1992)
  • L'Œil de Vichy (1993)
  • L'Enfer
    L'Enfer (1994 film)
    L'Enfer is a 1994 French film directed by Claude Chabrol. It was adapted by Chabrol from the screenplay by Henri-Georges Clouzot for the unfinished film L'Enfer, which Clouzot began shooting in 1964 but was unable to complete...

     (1994)
  • La Cérémonie
    La Cérémonie
    La Cérémonie is a 1995 film by Claude Chabrol. It was adapted from the novel A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell.- Plot :La Cérémonie tells the story of an illiterate dyslexic young woman, Sophie Bonhomme , who is hired as a maid by the Lelièvre family. The Lelièvres live in an isolated mansion in...

     (1995)
  • Rien ne va plus
    The Swindle (1997 film)
    The Swindle is a 1997 French crime-comedy film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert.-Cast:* Isabelle Huppert - Elizabeth / Betty* Michel Serrault - Victor* François Cluzet - Maurice Biagini* Jean-François Balmer - Monsieur K...

     (1997)
  • Au cœur du mensonge
    The Color of Lies
    The Color of Lies is a 1999 film co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is Au cœur du mensonge .-Plot:...

     (1999)
  • Merci pour le chocolat
    Merci pour le chocolat
    Merci pour le chocolat is a 2000 French thriller film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert.-Cast:* Isabelle Huppert - Marie-Claire 'Mika' Muller* Jacques Dutronc - André Polonski* Anna Mouglalis - Jeanne Pollet...

     (2000), prix Louis-Delluc
    Louis Delluc Prize
    Le Prix Louis-Delluc is a French film award.For every year It has been awarded since its creation in 1937 , it has been bestowed on the second Thursday of December. The jury is composed of 20 members, made up of a group of film critics and personalities who are cultural significance. Gilles Jacob...

  • The Flower of Evil
    The Flower of Evil
    La fleur du mal is a 2003 film by Claude Chabrol.It tells of an outwardly perfect family in Bordeaux, whose seeming perfection begins to unravel when the wife involves herself in politics...

     (2002)
  • La Demoiselle d'honneur
    The Bridesmaid (film)
    The Bridesmaid. is a 2004 co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is La Demoiselle d'honneur. The film was based on the novel The Bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell.-Plot:...

     (The Bridesmaid) (2004)
  • L'ivresse du pouvoir
    Comedy of Power
    Comedy of Power is a 2006 French drama film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert.-Cast:* Isabelle Huppert - Jeanne Charmant-Killman* François Berléand - Michel Humeau* Patrick Bruel - Jacques Sibaud* Marilyne Canto - Erika...

     (Comedy of Power) (2006)
  • La Fille coupée en deux
    A Girl Cut in Two
    A Girl Cut in Two is a 2007 French comedy film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Ludivine Sagnier, François Berléand, and Benoît Magimel...

     (A Girl Cut in Two) (2007)
  • Bellamy
    Bellamy (film)
    Bellamy is a French murder mystery film released in 2009. It is the last film directed by Claude Chabrol.-Plot:Paul Bellamy is an obese and lecherous detective on vacation with his wife when he stumbles upon the case of a man who faked his own death, while at the same time dealing with his down...

     (2009)


TV work

  • Histoires insolites (1974), 5 episodes
  • Nouvelles de Henry James (1974), 2 episodes
  • Il était un musicien (1978), 3 episodes
  • Madame le juge (1978), 1 episode
  • "Jeunesse et Spiritualité" Cyprien Katsaris (1979) Official site
  • Fantômas (1980), 2 episodes
  • Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume (1981)
  • Les affinités électives (1982)
  • M. le maudit (1982)
  • La danse de mort (1982)
  • Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin (1988), 2 episodes
  • Les redoutables (2001), 1 episode
  • Chez Maupassant (2007), 2 episodes
  • Au siècle de Maupassant: Contes et nouvelles du XIXème siècle (2010), 2 episodes

Actor

  • 1960: Les Jeux de l'amour
    Les Jeux de l'amour
    Les Jeux de l'amour is a 1960 French comedy film directed by Philippe de Broca. It was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize.-Cast:* Jean-Pierre Cassel - Victor...

     by Philippe de Broca
    Philippe de Broca
    Philippe de Broca was a French film director.Born Philippe Claude Alex de Broca de Ferrussac in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, the son of a photographer of noble origins. de Broca was a cinephile from an early age, and he studied at the l'École technique de photographie et de cinématographie...

  • 1972: The Other Side of the Wind
    The Other Side of the Wind
    The Other Side of the Wind is an unfinished film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1969 and 1976, and starring John Huston, Bob Random, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Oja Kodar.-Summary:...

     by Orson Welles
    Orson Welles
    George Orson Welles , best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio...

  • 1976: La Bonne Nouvelle by André Weinfeld
    André Weinfeld
    An alumnus of prestigious Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, André Weinfeld is a French and American film and television producer, director, screenwriter, photographer and journalist.-Early life:...

  • 1987: L'été en pente douce
    L'été en pente douce
    L'été en pente douce is a French film, an adaptation of a novel by Pierre Pelot. It was directed by Gérard Krawczyk, and released in 1987.-Synopsis:...

     by Gérard Krawczyk
  • 1986: Je hais les acteurs by Gérard Krawczyk
    Gérard Krawczyk
    Gérard Krawczyk is a French film director. He is of Polish descent .-Filmography as director:* Homocide by Night * Je hais les acteurs Gérard Krawczyk (17 May 1953) is a French film director. He is of Polish descent (his grandparents were from Częstochowa).-Filmography as director:* Homocide by...

  • 2010: Gainsbourg, vie héroïque by Joann Sfar
    Joann Sfar
    Joann Sfar is a French comics artist, comic book creator and film director.-Life and career:Sfar was born in Nice. He is considered one of the most important artists of the new wave of Franco-Belgian comics. Many of his comics were published by L'Association which was founded in 1990 by...


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