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Bored, wealthy Parisian socialite Frederique (Stéphane Audran, then director Claude Chabrol's wife and the star of many of his films) picks up young sidewalk artist Why (Jacqueline Sassard), brings her home, offers her a nice hot bath and coffee, and seduces her. Then Why follows Frederique to the latter's Saint-Tropez villa, where they alter their sensuous encounters with wild parties for the idle rich. At one of these parties, Why meets Paul (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a handsome young architect, and immediately falls for him. Jealous Frederique intervenes only to lure Paul into her own arms, and the two soon depart for Paris, leaving Why alone with her frustration at the villa. Though often labeled the French Hitchcock, here Chabrol consciously abandons suspense for adult-oriented drama. ~ Yuri German, Rovi

  • Release date:September 26, 1968

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Berlin International Film Festival Stéphane Audran Silver Bear for Best Actress 1968 Winner

Cast

Stéphane Audran
as Frederique
Jean-Louis Trintignant
as Paul
Nane Germon
as Violetta
Henri Attal
as Robeque
Dominique Zardi
as Riais
Serge Bento
as Bookseller
Claude Chabrol
as Filmmaker
Serge Bento
as Bookseller

Crew

Claude Chabrol
Director
André Genovès
Producer
Claude Chabrol
Screenwriter
Jean Rabier
Cinematographer
Pierre Jansen
Composer (Music Score)
Jacques Gaillard
Editor
Maurice Albray
Costume Designer
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