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805 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…

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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