Hm, seems I'm the first to review this in a while. A well-acted, well-paced and well-directed thriller from French director Claude Chabrol, considered a "French Hitchcock" along with Henri-Georges Clouzot, it does seem a bit short on thrills compared to some of the other films he's directed. There are some moments of suspense, especially towards the end, and, like most of his other films, there is that bourgeois setting where the viewer senses that all is definitely not well. So, perhaps not his best film, it's still an interesting watch. Also, Philippe Noiret is, as always, a pleasure to watch.