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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) | 4 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 ... 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
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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

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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:

CAD1,360,000 (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 »


Soundtracks

Parlez-moi d'Amour
Music by Jean Lenoir
Lyrics by Jean Lenoir
Performed by Lucienne Boyer
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The film has some similarities with "une affaire de femmes", which is undoubtedly superior
20 March 2018 | by antoniocasaca123See all my reviews

This was Claude Chabrol's 15th film that I saw and was a bit disappointed. The film is reasonable, has merits, good interpretations, but for a real shocking story that happened in 1933, I expected more from the film, the way it is told the story and empathy with the motivations of the characters, which never happens. Ten years later, in 1988, again with Isabelle Huppert, Chabrol made a film that has some similarities with this, I speak of "une affaire de femmes", which is undoubtedly a superior film.


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