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In her 50s, Anne decides to run for mayor of the town she lives in. Among the obstacles she faces are an unfaithful husband, mysterious leaflets that accuse her family of having collaborated with the Nazis during WWII, and a blossoming love affair between her returning son and his stepsister.
All the skeletons come crawling out of the closet in Claude Chabrol’s late-career masterpiece, which twists the knife into the sordid hypocrisies of French provincialism. With a touch of murder and a sprinkle of incest, this devilish cinematic feast exposes the rotten core of generational wealth.