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Chabrol recommendations

Old 04-15-07, 05:29 AM
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Chabrol recommendations

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Ok, I've seen four films from Chabrol, and it's obvious the man has talent but is also hit and miss. So please recommend some of his better stuff as I really like the ones where he is on song.

As a guide, I really liked La Ceremonie and La Femme Infidele. I know Le Boucher is considered his best but I thought that was a decent film but no more. L'Enfer I thought was quite poor.

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Old 04-16-07, 05:07 AM
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Do you need English subs? If so, here are a few to be getting on with:

Inspecteur Lavardin
Poulet au vinaigre
La fleur du mal

... all of these are available in France as MK2 editions with English subs. The last title comes in a nice 2-disc edition with an interesting Chabrol documentary on disc 2.

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Old 04-18-07, 10:19 AM
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thanks dazza, will look at those
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Old 04-18-07, 01:58 PM
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I wouldn't consider Le Boucher his best, or even close. I absolutely love Les Bonnes Femmes, but that's one of his earliest films and maybe a bit unrepresentative. I would consider Les Biches to probably be his best film.

FWIW, Chabrol is one of my favorite directors (I would probably only rank Wenders, Godard, Hawks, Renoir, and Bresson higher...)
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