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22 Ratings


Directed by Claude Chabrol
France, 1963


Claude Chabrol does a parodic take-off on Hamlet as a young man becomes enraged when his mother remarries his wealthy uncle after his father dies.

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Ophélia Directed by Claude Chabrol

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  • Jason's rating of the film Ophélia

    I have just watched the new Blu-ray of OPHÉLIA two times in quick succession because it gave me so much pleasure. Maybe my new favourite early Chabrol. It could arguably be seen as a delectably comic cousin to Bellocchio's FISTS IN THE POCKET, which came out a year later (and not just because Lou Castel resembles André Jocelyn). Chabrol's is the more joyous (so joyous!) anarchic take-down of the moneyed classes.