La Femme Infidèle

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

One of Chabrol's mid-period masterpieces, a brilliantly ambivalent scrutiny of bourgeois marriage and murder that juggles compassion and cynicism in a way that makes Hitchcock look obvious. The obligatory cross-references are still there (blood in the sink; the exactly appropriate final use of simultaneous backtrack and forward zoom adapted from Vertigo), but they're no longer there to legitimise a vision now mature. Audran and Bouquet, as the first of Chabrol's recurring Charles/Hélène couples, are superb in discovering 'secret' parts of each other denied as much by complacency as convention.

Details

Release details

Duration:
98 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Claude Chabrol
Screenwriter:
Claude Chabrol
Cast:
Maurice Ronet
Guy Marly
Michel Duchaussoy
Stéphane Audran
Serge Bento
Michel Bouquet