The Flower of Evil

Directed by Claude Chabrol

Celebrate summer with vintage Chabrol in this trademark tale of behaviour and suburban hypocrisy. With rapier wit, the veteran director skewers all the family skeletons. François (Magimel) returns to Bordeaux from a stint in the States to find that generally plus ça change – but with vivid exceptions. Daddy still likes the whisky and the women. Meanwhile step-mum Anne (Baye) has taken up politics and is running for mayor of the local community – against, amongst others, an extreme right-wing candidate. As the campaign reaches its final week, things really begin to heat up. Cue intrigue…

105 minutes

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