Claude Chabrol

Born in June 24th, 1930

From Paris, France

Claude Chabrol Biography

Claude Chabrol (24 June 1930 – 12 September 2010) was a French film director, a member of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague) group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and contemporaries Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer and Rivette, Chabrol was a critic for the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma before beginning his career as a film maker.

Chabrol's career began with Le Beau Serge (1958), inspired by Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). Thrillers became something of a trademark for Chabrol, with an approach characterized by a distanced objectivity. This is especially apparent in Les Biches (1968), La Femme Infidèle (1969) and Le Boucher (1970) — all featuring his then-wife, Stéphane Audran.

Sometimes characterized as a "mainstream" New Wave director, Chabrol remained prolific and popular throughout his half-century career. In 1978, he cast Isabelle Huppert as the lead in Violette Nozière. On the strength of that effort, the pair went on to others including the successful Madame Bovary (1991) and La Ceremonie (1996). Description above from the Wikipedia article Claude Chabrol, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Claude Chabrol Filmography

Hitchcock/Truffaut Poster
September 4, 2015
The Flower of Evil Poster
February 9, 2003
Nightcap Poster
August 1, 2000
La Ceremonie Poster
December 20, 1996
Madame Bovary Poster
April 3, 1991
Story of Women Poster
October 13, 1989
Violette Nozière Poster
November 22, 1978