The Essential Claude Chabrol: Vol 1
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean Poiret, Marie Trintignant
The three films share common themes and traits which make the decision to collate them into a trio comprehensible. However, as a journey of Chabrol as a filmmaker volume 1 of this new collection would surely be better served by beginning with either Chabrol’s debut or his award-winning follow-up. Instead, the decision to band together tarter, more cynical works that represent neither the nature nor the quality of his career is in danger of doing the man a grave disservice.