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La Femme Infidele / The Unfaithful Wife

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
8.00 /10
Stephane Audran , Michel Bouquet , Maurice Ronet
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Directed by: Claude Chabrol
Written by: Claude Chabrol

Released: 1968
Genre: CRIME
Origin: France/ Italy
Length: 98


A husband (Michel Bouquet) wins the admiration of his wife (Stephane Audran) when he murders her lover (Maurice Ronet).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Slick thriller with a jaundiced view of the middle class and two immaculate performances from Audran and Bouquet discovering murky depths to their psyches. Obviously influenced by Bunuel and Hitchcock, it also looks forward to the works of David Lynch in its offbeat cynicism about supposedly respectable folk.

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