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Co-written by Caroline Eliacheff, Claude Chabrol's La Fleur Du Mal (The Flower of Evil) concerns three generations of the bourgeois Charpin-Vasseur family. The story opens in the present day with a murder occurring during a local election and son Francois (Benoit Magimel) returning home to Bordeaux after four years in the U.S. His father Gerard (Bernard Le Coq) is a suave and successful pharmaceutical manufacturer, while his stepmother Anne (Nathalie Baye) is in the process of running for local office. Francois has long harbored a strong interest in Anne's daughter, psychology student Michele (Melanie Doutey), and - despite the fact that they are related in various ways - they begin a torrid affair. Then, right before election night, a letter appears, revealing negative information about the family's past concerning the elderly Aunt Line's (Suzanne Flon) connection to a crime dating back to WWII. La Fleur Du Mal was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:October 10, 2003

Cast

Nathalie Baye
as Anne
Benoît Magimel
as Francois
Suzanne Flon
as Aunt Line
Bernard Le Coq
as Gerard
Mélanie Doutey
as Michele
Thomas Chabrol
as Matthieu
Didier Benureau
as Brissot
Françoise Bertin
as Therese
Yvon Crenn
as Yves Pouet
Michele Dascain
as Marthe
François Maistre
as Jules
Juliette Meyniac
as Helene
Dominique Pivain
as Dominique
François Maistre
as Jules
Dominique Pivain
as Dominique
Françoise Bertin
as Therese
Didier Benureau
as Brissot
Michele Dascain
as Marthe
Yvon Crenn
as Yves Pouet
Juliette Meyniac
as Helene

Crew

Claude Chabrol
Director
Marin Karmitz
Producer
Caroline Eliacheff
Screen Story
Caroline Eliacheff
Screenwriter
Louise L. Lambrichs
Screen Story
Louise L. Lambrichs
Screenwriter
Claude Chabrol
Dialogue Writer
Claude Chabrol
Screenwriter
Eduardo Serra
Cinematographer
Matthieu Chabrol
Composer (Music Score)
Monique Fardoulis
Editor
Francoise Benoit-Fresco
Production Designer
Yvon Crenn
Executive Producer
Mic Cheminal
Costume Designer
Pierre Lenoir
Sound/Sound Designer
Thierry Lebon
Sound/Sound Designer
Cecile Maistre
First Assistant Director
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