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Betty (1992)

Not Rated | | Drama | October 1993 (USA)
A drunken self-destructive woman called Betty wanders through bars and meets a man that drives her to a restaurant outside Paris called Le Trou (The Hole). She meets the middle-aged ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Chabrol

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Claude Chabrol (adaptation), Claude Chabrol (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Trintignant ... Betty Etamble
Stéphane Audran ... Laure
Jean-François Garreaud Jean-François Garreaud ... Mario
Yves Lambrecht Yves Lambrecht ... Guy Etamble
Christiane Minazzoli Christiane Minazzoli ... Madame Etamble
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Le médecin
Nathalie Kousnetzoff Nathalie Kousnetzoff ... Odile
Pierre Martot Pierre Martot ... Frédéric
Thomas Chabrol ... Schwartz
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Philippe
Henri Attal Henri Attal
Coco Bakonyi Coco Bakonyi
Emmanuelle Bataille Emmanuelle Bataille
Antoine Blanquefort Antoine Blanquefort
Mélanie Blatt Mélanie Blatt ... Thérèse
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Storyline

A drunken self-destructive woman called Betty wanders through bars and meets a man that drives her to a restaurant outside Paris called Le Trou (The Hole). She meets the middle-aged alcoholic Laure from Lyon, who is the lover of the Le Trou's owner Mario. Laure decides to take care of Betty and brings her to the room next-door in her hotel. Along the days, Betty tells the story of her bourgeois life and her unhappy marriage to Laure and also recalls moments of her promiscuous life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Betty - Uma Mulher sem Passado See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last film that director Claude Chabrol and actress, and former spouse, Stéphane Audran would work together on. See more »

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Referenced in Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (1992) See more »

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Je voulais te dire que je t'attends
Written by Michel Jonasz and Pierre Grosz
Performed by Michel Jonasz
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Betty : A quiet film directed by Claude Chabrol.
29 March 2003 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Chabrol's true representations of women have made him a "Le Cinéaste Des Femmes".Betty signifies a change of pace for Chabrol as after years of thrillers,he has made a quiet film.Betty is a unique tale of a troubled bourgeois woman who felt that she could drown her sorrows in alcohol. Chabrol has accurately adapted Simenon novel as everything appears in a flashback.He has made it clear that he has not created neither a psychological portrait nor a moralistic drama.Betty is a collection of sharp observations on bourgeois life.She is a victim of circumstances as destiny did not favor her.Although,her marriage was based on love it didn't succeed as she was skeptical of it from the beginning.What she really wanted was companionship.Betty and Laure share a strange friendship built on mutual trust and respect.Betty's heartrending tale confirms that no woman will ever leave her family unless something tragic happens to her.


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