Beautiful, interesting, incredible cinema.

See what’s playing
Inspector Lavardin
Inspector Lavardin
7.2
/10
1,362 Ratings

INSPECTOR LAVARDIN

Inspecteur Lavardin

Directed by Claude Chabrol
France, Switzerland, 1986
Crime, Mystery

Synopsis

The titular inspector travels to a small coastal town to investigate the puzzling death of a devout and wealthy Roman Catholic writer who is found murdered on a beach. When Inspector Lavardin arrives to investigate, he discovers that the widow, Helene, is an old flame he hasn’t seen in 20 years.

Synopsis

The titular inspector travels to a small coastal town to investigate the puzzling death of a devout and wealthy Roman Catholic writer who is found murdered on a beach. When Inspector Lavardin arrives to investigate, he discovers that the widow, Helene, is an old flame he hasn’t seen in 20 years.

Our take

In this sequel to Chabrol’s hugely popular Cop Au Vin, Inspector Lavardin once again dons his trademark trench coat and wicked smirk, ready to solve yet another rich person’s murder. This time, Catholic hypocrisies are on trial as the wintry coastal setting adds a soupçon of haunting melancholy.