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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 »

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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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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Boredom, Promiscuity, Ingratitude
5 February 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A drunken self-destructive woman called Betty (Marie Trintignant) 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 (Stéphane Audran) from Lyon, who is the lover of the Le Trou´s owner Mario (Jean-François Garreaud). 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.

"Betty" is a depressing and dark film by Claude Chabrol with the non-linear and fragmented story of a promiscuous and self-destructive woman called Betty. Her non-likable character is never attractive to the viewer that does not care to what happens or has happened to her. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Betty - Uma Mulher sem Passado" ("Betty - A Woman Without Past")


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