Le Boucher (1971)
as Popaul/Paul Thomas
as Pere Cahrpy
as Police Inspector Grumbach
as Léon Hamel
as Père Cahrpy/Uncle Cahrpy
as Leon Hamel
Critic Reviews for Le Boucher
In multiple viewings, Chabrol's technique becomes more and more gripping, as every camera angle and every movement within the frame or of the frame appears to comment somehow on the characters, their environment, or on the unrefined core of the human psyc
Audience Reviews for Le Boucher
"I expect more of the French than having a murder mystery with only two characters." - Rodd Whelpley
Probably Claude Chabrol's most acclaimed film, "Le Boucher" is a solid tale about a small-town schoolteacher (Stephane Audran) who enters a tentative courtship with the local butcher (Jean Yanne), only to develop suspicions that he's the serial killer whom the police are tracking. The story takes awhile to heat up and Audran (Chabrol's then-wife) is far too model-beautiful for the role, but the second half builds some compelling, Alfred Hitchcock-like tension. And don't overlook Pierre Jansen's intriguing, avant-garde score -- definitely an unexpected treat. It's just too bad the film is visually drab, beyond a bit of exotic cave footage.
a beautiful quiet thriller, simply amazing. every bit as good as hitchcock; very nearly perfect! most romantic serial killer film i've seen lol
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