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Le Boucher ()

Le boucher (original title)
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An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins.
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Hélène
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Popaul / Paul Thomas
Antonio Passalia ...
Angelo
Pascal Ferone ...
Père Cahrpy / Uncle Cahrpy
Mario Beccara ...
Léon Hamel
William Guérault ...
Charles
Roger Rudel ...
Commissaire Grumbach / Inspector Grumbach

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Claude Chabrol

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Claude Chabrol ... (by)

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André Génovès ... producer

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Pierre Jansen

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Jean Rabier

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Jacques Gaillard

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Gilles Miroudot ... assistant editor

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Guy Littaye

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Louis Bonnemaison ... makeup artist
Renée Guidet ... hair stylist

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Patrick Delauneux ... unit manager
Fred Surin ... production director

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Michel Dupuy ... assistant director
Pierre Gauchet ... assistant director

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Guy Chichignoud ... sound
Gérard Dacquay ... assistant sound
Louis Devaivre ... sound effects
Alex Pront ... sound mixer

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Paul Bonis ... assistant camera
Jeannine Rabier ... assistant camera
Helga Romanoff ... still photographer
Claude Zidi ... camera operator

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Joseph Poulard ... wardrobe: Stéphane Audran

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André Girard ... conductor

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Catherine Dodd ... script supervisor
Gérard Espinet ... administrator
Bernard Marsault ... administrator

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Plot Summary

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... Written by Yepok

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Also Known As
  • Il tagliagole (Italy)
  • Le Boucher (United States)
  • The Butcher (World-wide, English title)
  • Le Boucher (World-wide, English title)
  • El carnicero (Spain)
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  • 93 min
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Trivia Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Butterfly (1975). See more »
Soundtracks Capri Petite Île See more »
Quotes Hélène: [Walking through a cavern] You must understand that the instincts, the feelings, and even the intelligence of Cro-Magnon man was definitely human. The only differences to the problem were his needs to survive.
Student: What does "survive" mean?
Hélène: It means to stay alive. He began to draw. Do you know what we call desires when they lose their savage quality? Aspirations. If Cro-Magnon had not survived, the world in which we live wouldn't exist.
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