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433 Ratings

Merci pour le chocolat

Directed by Claude Chabrol
France, Switzerland, 2000
Crime, Drama, Mystery


The façade of good manners and appearances is gradually broken down when perversity slips into the life of a respectable family from a good background that seems to have everything arranged perfectly.

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Merci pour le chocolat Directed by Claude Chabrol

Critics reviews

…It’s that sort of perversion that most offends Chabrol, such that he chooses to callously, seemingly endlessly linger on Huppert’s face in the film’s final shot, as tears drain from her eyes and she attempts, by curling into the fetal position, as a return to the womb. The camera becomes Chabrol’s weapon, the equivalent of Norman Bates’s knife in Psycho or Phyllis Dietrichson’s anklet in Double Indemnity.
October 02, 2014
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