Part mock-neorealist homoerotic foxtrot, part obsessively symmetrical Cahiers du Cinéma analysis of Hitchcock's I Confess
Chabrol didn't work out his film-making kinks until his next pictures.
| Original Score: B-
Whether or not (it) was the start of the New Wave, it was the start of Chabrol.
| Original Score: 88/100
evokes a somber and deeply felt sense of shared humanity
| Original Score: 3/4
It presents a bleak, beautifully observed picture of provincial life, later revisited to even more stunning effect in Le Boucher.
An important new French director, Claude Chabrol, is unveiled in this pic.
Le Beau Serge received overwhelming critical approval of its use of non-professional actors, raw black-and-white photography (masterfully executed by Henri Decae), and personal vision.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
| Original Score: 4/5
It has a certain fascination as Chabrol's first practical (as opposed to critical) encounter with mise en scene.