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Cop au vin
7.0
/10
2,343 Ratings

COP AU VIN

Poulet au vinaigre

Directed by Claude Chabrol
France, 1985
Thriller, Mystery, Crime

Synopsis

In a small town, a doctor, a butcher, and a notary need to buy the mailman’s house to close out a major real estate deal. Problem is, he reads everyone’s mail before it is delivered. Once he figures out the plot, he decides he won’t give anyone the satisfaction of making money off his estate.

Synopsis

In a small town, a doctor, a butcher, and a notary need to buy the mailman’s house to close out a major real estate deal. Problem is, he reads everyone’s mail before it is delivered. Once he figures out the plot, he decides he won’t give anyone the satisfaction of making money off his estate.

Our take

This cozy whodunit gets why murder mysteries are such satisfying comfort food. All the ingredients are here in spades: a small town with big secrets, mysterious deaths, and a brilliant but acerbic inspector. The skin of provincial respectability is leisurely peeled off to reveal a rotten core.