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Violette (1978)

Violette Nozière (original title)
In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Violette Nozière
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Germaine Nozière
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Baptiste Nozière
Jean-François Garreaud ...
Jean Dabin
Guy Hoffmann ...
Le juge / Judge
Jean Dalmain ...
Émile
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Maddy
François Maistre ...
Monsieur Mayeul
Philippe Procot ...
Me Vésine-Larue
Bernard Alane ...
Le fils Pinguet
Mario David ...
Le directeur de la prison / Prison director
Henri-Jacques Huet ...
Le commissaire Guillaume / Commissioner Guilleaume
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Camus, l'étudiant
Greg Germain ...
Le musicien noir (as Grégory Germain)
Zoé Chauveau ...
Zoé
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In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

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7 October 1978 (USA)  »

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CAD 1,360,000 (estimated)
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A true story
25 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Generally considered Chabrol's return to form after a period of barren inspiration ,including his worst ever ("Folies Bourgeoises").It was probably her best since "les Noces Rouges" (1973) .Like it,it was based on a true story, but an old one ,for the story takes place in 1933.Violette Nozières (the first of a long series of lead parts for Isabelle Huppert in Chabrol's canon) ,predating the director's "Madame Bovary" ,tries to shun her petty milieu ,falls for a gigolo (Jean Dabin! the heroine mistakes it first for the actor Gabin),and tries to poison her parents (she has mitigating circumstances ,for her father desires her ).Stephane Audran and Jean Carmet provide good support as the folks.

In the streets ,the buskers sang the horrible story of the infamous Violette Nozière.


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