In one of his finest late-career films, Chabrol once again uses a murder mystery to expose the underlying tensions and deceptions of a close-knit community. When a 10-year-old’s violated body is found in the woods of a Breton fishing village, suspicion falls on an unsuccessful painter (Jacques Gamblin) whose wife (Sandrine Bonnaire) is tempted by the advances of a conceited TV personality (Antoine de Caunes in a brilliant performance). Characteristically, Chabrol is less interested in whodunit mechanics than in dissecting a culture of lies-from advertising to adultery-that permeates modern society.

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Studio
Cohen Media Group
Genre
Drama
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© 1998 MK2 PRODUCTIONS / MK2 PRODUCTIONS 2 / FRANCE 3 CINEMA. All rights reserved.

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French (Stereo)

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