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The Twist (1976)

Folies bourgeoises (original title)
Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble.

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William Brandels
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Claire Brandels
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Nathalie
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Jacques Lavolet, l'éditeur
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Charlie Minerva
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Gretel
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Robert Sartre
Mauro Parenti
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Dr. Lartigue
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Le bijoutier / Jeweller
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Le détective / Detective
Roland Travers ...
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Jean Lanier ...
Le second invité (as J. Lanier)
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Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble.

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Claude Chabrol himself often defined this title as "the worst film" of his career, stating he was fully aware at the time that the whole project was doomed from the very beginning. See more »

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Very boring French comedy
5 August 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is one of Claude Chabrol's weaker films. It's about the same topics as usual - a French high class couple on the country side between hot love affairs, paranoia and domestic catastrophes. While Chabrol can easily make good thrillers, crime dramas and social studies with witty plots with touch of irony, bitterness and sarcasm, he's not good at directing straight comedies like that.

The plot is too confusing, the acting is really bad (especially Maria Schell as a hysterical Swiss house maid), nearly all jokes fall flat, and after a few minutes only this French comedy simply gets on your nerves. Avoid it and rather watch other Chabrol films instead like the brilliant "A Judgement In Stone", "The Butcher", "The Beast Must Die", "The Hatter's Ghost" and the nice Inspector Lavardin crime movies.


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