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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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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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Parlez-moi d'amour
Music by Jean Lenoir
Lyrics by Jean Lenoir
Performed by Lucienne Boyer
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not among Chabrol's stronger works, but worthwhile
20 June 2000 | by (www.cultmovies.info) – See all my reviews

Paris in the early 1930s: Fourteen-year-old girl Violette has relationships with various men and is disenchanted with her parents, who show no compassion for the girl's problems. How can they be solved? Not one of director Chabrol strongest works, film is buoyed by exceptional camerawork (Jean Rabier) and an appropriately melancholy performance by Huppert as the young girl. Interesting mainly for Chabrol enthusiasts, others beware of the complicated narrative structure. Most reviews reveal too much of the plot! From a novel by Jean-Marie Fitère, which is based on a true case.


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