Docteur Popaul

The project on which Chabrol first gave his cynicism full rein and took his mordant playfulness to outrageous lengths. This coarse farce, hardly worth the vitriol poured on its apparent misogyny, always looked more like the director's revenge on the French mass audience, who had consistently ignored his good movies, but would accept anything with Belmondo, and in this case did. Ironic inversions of the star's image, charming ugly women for their 'moral beauty', or 'unmanned' as his schemes rebound, ring pretty hollow.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Claude Chabrol
Screenwriter: Paul G├ęgauff
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo
Mia Farrow
Laura Antonelli
Daniel Ivernel
Daniel Lecourtois
Dominique Zardi
Henri Attal
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