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Violette (1978)

Violette Nozière (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 7 October 1978 (USA)
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.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Odile Barski (scenario), Hervé Bromberger (scenario) (as Herve Bromberger) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Violette Nozière
Stéphane Audran ... Germaine Nozière (as Stephane Audran)
Jean Carmet ... Baptiste Nozière
Jean-François Garreaud Jean-François Garreaud ... Jean Dabin
Guy Hoffmann ... Le juge
Jean Dalmain Jean Dalmain ... Émile
Lisa Langlois ... Maddy
François Maistre François Maistre ... Monsieur Mayeul
Philippe Procot Philippe Procot ... Me Vésine-Larue
Bernard Alane ... Le fils Pinguet
Mario David ... Le directeur de la prison
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet ... Le commissaire Guillaume
Fabrice Luchini ... Camus, l'étudiant
Greg Germain Greg Germain ... Le musicien noir (as Grégory Germain)
Zoé Chauveau 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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The Story of an Extraordinary Crime

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violette See more »

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Budget:

CAD 1,360,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The first time that director Claude Chabrol worked with actress Isabelle Huppert. They would later work together on: Story of Women (1988), Madame Bovary (1991), La Cérémonie (1995), The Swindle (1997), Merci pour le Chocolat (2000), and Comedy of Power (2006). See more »

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Où sont mes Amants ?
Music by Charlys
Lyrics by Maurice Vandair
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A true story
25 October 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Generally considered Chabrol's return to form after a period of barren inspiration ,including his worst ever ("Folies Bourgeoises").It was probably her best since "les Noces Rouges" (1973) .Like it,it was based on a true story, but an old one ,for the story takes place in 1933.Violette Nozières (the first of a long series of lead parts for Isabelle Huppert in Chabrol's canon) ,predating the director's "Madame Bovary" ,tries to shun her petty milieu ,falls for a gigolo (Jean Dabin! the heroine mistakes it first for the actor Gabin),and tries to poison her parents (she has mitigating circumstances ,for her father desires her ).Stephane Audran and Jean Carmet provide good support as the folks.

In the streets ,the buskers sang the horrible story of the infamous Violette Nozière.


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