Butcher Popaul meets schoolteacher Helene at a wedding in a small rural French village. They become friends. But girls are murdered in the area and Helene finds at the scene the lighter she gave Popaul...
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While his wife Stéphane Audran
often stated to owe everything to him, some critics have tried to claim that it was the other way around, with Claude Chabrol
's cinema benefiting a lot from the director's encounter with the actress. Chabrol himself wasn't too fond of this take on his long partnership with Audran, stating that Stéphane had been a pivotal figure in the making of Le Boucher
(1970) by suggesting him to pair her with Jean Yanne
for a film, but this was as far as her influence on his work went. See more
When the blood from a murder victim drips down onto a girl from a cliff above, the hand shown dripping the blood looks fake. See more
If you never make love, you go crazy.
Referenced in Butterfly
Music by Johann Martini
(uncredited) See more