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794 Ratings

The Butcher

Le boucher

Directed by Claude Chabrol
Italy, France, 1970
Drama, Romance, Thriller


At a friend’s wedding, Hélène meets Popaul, an ex-soldier with combat honors from Algeria and Indo-China, who has returned to his hometown and the family trade of butchery. The two are attracted to each other, but Hélène is reluctant to get involved…

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The Butcher Directed by Claude Chabrol

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1970 | Winner: Best Actress

BAFTA Awards

1973 | Nominee: Best Actress

Bodil Awards

1971 | Winner: Best European Film

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