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3.8
731 Ratings

Le beau Serge

Directed by Claude Chabrol
France, 1958
Drama

Synopsis

The remarkable and raw Le beau Serge heralded the arrival of a cinematic titan who would go on to craft provocative, entertaining films for five more decades.

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Le beau Serge Directed by Claude Chabrol

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1958 | Winner: Best Director (Silver Sail)

1987

2007

Prix Jean Vigo

1959 | Winner: Short Film

Critics reviews

Part mock-neorealist homoerotic foxtrot, part obsessively symmetrical Cahiers du Cinéma analysis of Hitchcock’s I Confess, Chabrol’s debut helped spearhead the French New Wave. Lafont’s complaint to Brialy (“You observe us as if we were insects!”) notwithstanding, the camera’s inquisitiveness exudes its own mordant humanism — every altruistic gesture is tarnished and every loathsome deed is multifaceted, all contrasting halves are fused by the filmmaker’s sense of ambiguity.
January 01, 2010
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