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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
In her 50s, French mother Anne Charpin-Vasseur (Nathalie Baye) makes a most uncommon choice: she decides to run for mayor of the town she lives in. Among the obstacles she faces are an unfaithful husband (Bernard Le Coq), mysterious leaflets that accuse her family of having collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, and a blossoming love affair between her returning son (Benoît Magimel) and his stepsister (Mélanie Doutey) that is cheered on by Aunt Line (Suzanne Flon).

Cast: Nathalie Baye , Benoît Magimel , Suzanne Flon , Mélanie Doutey , Thomas Chabrol , Bernard Le Coq , Henri Attal , Kevin Ahyi

Director: Claude Chabrol

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Palm Pictures

The Flower of Evil (2003)

Release Date: October 10th, 2003|1 hr. 45 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    You've heard this one before, and in an edgier way -- yet you still admire the old-fashioned storytelling. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Elaborately establishes a mood but fails to deliver a dramatic payoff. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    While it's not quite as satisfying as Chabrol's underappreciated "Merci pour le chocolat" (2000), it's still nasty fun at the expense of the upper middle class. show more

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