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Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
Writing credits
Ruth Rendell (novel "A Judgment in Stone")

Claude Chabrol  and
Caroline Eliacheff 

Produced by
Christoph Holch .... co-producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Ira von Gienanth .... co-producer
Original Music by
Matthieu Chabrol 
Cinematography by
Bernard Zitzermann 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
Production Design by
Daniel Mercier 
Art Direction by
Daniel Mercier 
Costume Design by
Corinne Jorry 
Makeup Department
Cédric Chami .... hair stylist
Cédric Chami .... makeup artist
Jocelyne Lemery .... hair stylist
Jocelyne Lemery .... makeup artist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... hair stylist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... makeup artist
Production Management
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
Catherine Pierrat .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Armengol .... assistant director
Cécile Maistre .... first assistant director
Anne Perron .... assistant director
Daphné Rosenbom .... assistant director
Art Department
Didier Dubedout .... assistant decorator
Pierre Galliard .... assistant decorator
Ivan Niclass .... assistant set decorator
Vincent Stadelmann .... assistant decorator
Marie Taulen .... assistant decorator
Jean-Paul Trincat .... assistant decorator
Sound Department
Christian Fontaine .... sound assistant
Jean-Louis Lebras .... sound assistant
André Naudin .... foley artist
Gadou Naudin .... foley artist
Philippe Richard .... sound assistant
Jean-Bernard Thomasson .... sound
Claude Villand .... sound
Special Effects by
Dominique Colladant .... special effects
Jean-Pierre Maricourt .... special effects (as Jean-Pierre Moricourt)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Baraillon .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Baronsky .... electrician
Eric Bonnaire .... grip
Sophie Charrière .... assistant camera
Fabienne Delaleau .... assistant camera
Jean-Baptiste Dutreix .... grip
Michel Garçon .... electrician
Vincent Kotwas .... aerial photographer
Jérémie Nassif .... still photographer
Charlet Recors .... aerial photographer
Dominique Robert .... grip
Michel Thiriet .... camera operator
Richard Vidal .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne-Marie Castaño-Padovan .... costumer
Paule Mangenot .... costumer
Hélène Robin .... costumer
Editorial Department
Florence Poulain .... assistant editor
Olivier Rossignol .... assistant editor
Music Department
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
Other crew
Bruno Bernard .... administrator
Olivier Bouthillier .... partnership
Aurore Chabrol .... script supervisor
Aline Corneille .... administrator
Nathalie Gorgon .... assistant press attache
Henry Le Turc .... administrator
Eva Simonet .... press attache
Richard Verganzonez .... caterer
Gisèle Vuillaume .... administrator
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La cérémonie" - France (original title)
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112 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The film Jaqueline Bisset and Valentin Merlet watching is Wedding in Blood (1973).See more »
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Features "Top Cat" (1961)See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Contrived Thriller, 22 March 2011
Author: kenjha

A rich French family hires a mousy maid who has some peculiar traits. It starts out as a nice character study, with Bonnaire creating a sympathetic figure as a young woman who struggles with her illiteracy but is too ashamed to to let anyone know about it. In the last act, however, the film goes south, turning into a silly thriller. The ending is particularly contrived and ridiculous. Bonnaire is quite good as the maid, as is Bisset (speaking in French) as her kindly employer. In fact the whole cast is fine. Chabrol is regarded as the French Hitchcock, but he lacks the master's skill for building suspense with wit and subtlety.

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