Le Beau Serge Reviews

September 19, 2011
It presents a bleak, beautifully observed picture of provincial life, later revisited to even more stunning effect in Le Boucher.
September 19, 2011
An important new French director, Claude Chabrol, is unveiled in this pic.
January 1, 2000
It has a certain fascination as Chabrol's first practical (as opposed to critical) encounter with mise en scene.
February 7, 2014
Part mock-neorealist homoerotic foxtrot, part obsessively symmetrical Cahiers du Cinma analysis of Hitchcock's I Confess
April 2, 2013
Chabrol didn't work out his film-making kinks until his next pictures.
October 1, 2011
Whether or not (it) was the start of the New Wave, it was the start of Chabrol.
September 30, 2011
evokes a somber and deeply felt sense of shared humanity
September 26, 2011
Claude Chabrol's small but intoxicating Le Beau Serge, a condemnation of delusions on both sides of the social spectrum, gets a necessary Blu-ray release from the Criterion Collection.
September 19, 2011
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.
June 29, 2005