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Les Bonnes Femmes

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A surpassingly chilly, penetrating and stylistically adventurous film of four hope-filled Paris shopgirls and their misuse and abuse at the hands of charmless and dangerous men.

Regarded as one of the very best of his 50 or so features by Claude Chabrol himself, it represents an early apotheosis of his clinical fascination with pettiness, inhibition and foolish decisions.

Despite its pitiless objectivity, Chabrol’s fundamental feminist leanings undergird the narrative.

One of the greatest of all Paris-set location films, it co-stars Bernadette Lafont and Stéphane Audran.