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Violette Nozière Details

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[[Performer~P84594~Claude Chabrol~claudechabrol]]'s Violette was based on the true story of 19-year-old Violette Noziere, who in the 1930s was tried and convicted for the poisoning of her father and the attempted murder of her mother. As played by [[Performer~P34067~Isabelle Huppert~isabellehuppert]] (who won several awards for her performance), Violette is a thrill-seeking girl who falls for a no-good slug from the slums of Paris. Anxious to give money to her lover, Violette hatches the patricide scheme in order to inherit her father's fortune. But Violette's mother, played as an deglamorized drudge by the otherwise stunning [[Performer~P2809~Stephane Audran~stéphaneaudran]], is not so easily disposed of; it is her testimony that condemns Violette, first to the guillotine, then to a commuted life sentence. In emulation of his idol [[Performer~P94487~Alfred Hitchcock~alfredhitchcock]], director [[Performer~P84594~Chabrol~claudechabrol]] manages to evoke a measure of sympathy and audience identification for his thoroughly dislikable leading character. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 13, 2014

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Cannes Film Festival Isabelle Huppert Best Actress 1978 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Stéphane Audran Best Supporting Actress 1978 Winner

Cast

Isabelle Huppert
as Violette Noziere
Jean Carmet
as Baptiste Noziere
Stéphane Audran
as Germaine Noziere
Jean-Francois Garreaud
as Jean Dabin
Jean-Pierre Coffe
as Dr. Deron
Lisa Langlois
as Maddy
Bernard Lajarrige
as Andre De Pinguet
Zoe Chauveau
as Zoe the Maid
Bernadette Lafont
as Violette's Cellmate
Dominique Zardi
as Boy in Cafe
Fabrice Luchini
as Camus
Guy Hoffman
as the Judge
Henri-Jacques Huet
as Commissioner Guilleaume
Jean Dalmain
as Mr. Emile

Crew

Claude Chabrol
Director
Denis Heroux
Producer
Eugene Lepicier
Producer
Frederic Grendel
Screenwriter
Jean-Marie Fitere
Book Author
Odile Barski
Screenwriter
Jean Rabier
Cinematographer
Pierre Jansen
Composer (Music Score)
Jacques Brizzio
Art Director
Pierre Nourry
Costume Designer
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