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The Twist (1976)

Folies bourgeoises (original title)
Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Claude Chabrol (scenario), Norman Enfield (scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Dern ... William Brandels
Stéphane Audran ... Claire Brandels
Sydne Rome ... Nathalie
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Jacques Lavolet, l'éditeur
Ann-Margret ... Charlie Minerva
Maria Schell ... Gretel
Francis Perrin Francis Perrin ... Robert Sartre
Mauro Parenti Mauro Parenti ... The painter
Sybil Danning ... La secrétaire
Yvonne Gaudeau Yvonne Gaudeau ... La mère de Claire
Charles Aznavour ... Dr. Lartigue
Curd Jürgens ... Le bijoutier
Tomas Milian ... Le détective
Roland Travers Roland Travers ... Le premier invité (as R. Travers)
Jean Lanier Jean Lanier ... Le second invité (as J. Lanier)
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Bored aristocratic Parisian couples begin affairs with each other which only brings trouble.

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Comedy

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Claude Chabrol himself often defined this title as "the worst film" of his career, stating he was fully aware at the time that the whole project was doomed from the very beginning. See more »

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folie tout court
28 November 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

That was Chabrol's seventies nadir by such a wide margin it's difficult to find which would be the second :"nada" perhaps,and nevertheless ,that film seems to tell a story,and the director seemed still to know where he was going.

It did not seem that way after "les folies bourgeoises" a disastrous collaboration between Chabrol's usual suspects (Audran,Cassel),German earnest thespian Schell (who was never as bad as here,as an user aptly points out ,as the swiss maid ) and American stars (Bruce Dern who walks across a theater completely naked :it's only a fantasy ,we are told,but Luis Bunuel,Claude Chabrol is definitely not.

After this disaster,which got unanimous thumbs down in his native country,Chabrol occasionally came up with good films ("Alice Ou la dernière fugue" "L enfer" )but he was never to recapture the magic of the 1968-1973 productions.


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

23 June 1976 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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