La cérémonie

La cérémonie

DVD - 2004 | French
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Catherine hires the illiterate Sophie to work as her maid at her remote home in the French countryside. But Sophie soon falls under the influence of the mysterious Jeanne and suddenly the stage is set for murder, violence and betrayal.

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marieloudavril
Jun 25, 2018

This is an interesting, strange movie with a twist at the end. Not expected. worth to watch.

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richnew
Jun 03, 2018

Unless I'm mistaken, there are no subtitles so if your French is as poor as mine, you might want to give it a pass.

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empbee
Nov 12, 2013

Excellent movie

Froster Jun 17, 2012

For such a prolific auteur, it's astonishing how few times Chabrol got it right. Finally, he did here, due in no small part to the bravura performances of his two lead actors. Like many of his films, this one is also about the psychopaths who hide in plain sight among us, until the right combustible circumstances bring about a violent conclusion. But this time, the writing, the acting and the slow accretion of detail are all spot on. Yes, it's entirely manipulative, but so what? This film has a doom-laden inevitability almost from the moment the two main characters meet each other. It is only slightly marred by its "Postman Always Rings Twice" ending. T'wasn't necessary to have this humdinger of a movie tied up with a ribbon. But that's only a minor quibble. Forget "Le Boucher", "Les Biches", and "La Rupture". This one delivers the goods, and finally "France's Hitchcock" lives up to his billing.

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