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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

Crew

Claude Chabrol
Director
Marin Karmitz
Producer
Louise L. Lambrichs
Screen Story
Louise L. Lambrichs
Screenwriter
Caroline Eliacheff
Screen Story
Caroline Eliacheff
Screenwriter
Claude Chabrol
Screenwriter
Claude Chabrol
Dialogue Writer
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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