Violette (Violette Nozière)1978
Violette (Violette Nozière) (1978)
Violette (Violette Nozière) Photos
as Violette Noziere
as Germaine Noziere
as Baptiste Noziere
as Jean Dabin
as Violette's Cellmate
as Andre De Pinguet
as Dr. Deron
as Commissioner Guilleaume
as 1st Student
as Black Musician
as Boy in Cafe
as Inspector Champs-de-Mars
Critic Reviews for Violette (Violette Nozière)
Violette doesn't so much rejuvenate the "sex = death" equation that had been in place since Louise Brooks opened Pandora's Box as it does struggle to remember why women want sex in the first place.
The film is not as involving as one might wish, but it's worth seeing for its intelligent, icy dissection of a chilling, true crime story.
A solid and thrilling film -- if a bit slow and ambiguous at times. [Full Review in Spanish]
Chabrol's attempt to arouse sympathy for his heartless protagonist seemed a reach.
Audience Reviews for Violette (Violette Nozière)
[font=Century Gothic]"Violette" is a passable movie wherein director Claude Chabrol adds a few curveballs to his usual straightforward style in telling the story of Violette(Isabelle Huppert), a teenager in the 1930's, who hangs out with her friend Maddy(Lisa Langlois). Bored with the routines of the working class existence in her parents'(Stephane Audran & Jean Carmet) apartment, she turns to get what she wants by lying, stealing and prostituting herself. In return, she contracts syphilis from a medical student(Fabrice Luchini). However, her ineffectual parents still think of her as the little girl she once was, not that far in the past. But people change, children very rapidly which includes Violette who is now standing on the cusp of adulthood. This is a state of transition enunciated by having an adult actress in the title role which also ensures that nobody gets arrested.[/font]
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