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The Butcher / Le Boucher

The Butcher / Le Boucher

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by Euro International Film (EIA), Les Films La Boëtie

Release in France : 23/02/1970

    Synopsis

    In the village of Tremolat, Périgord, the lonely headmistress Helene befriends the local butcher Popaul at the wedding party of her colleague, Leon Hamel. In spite of their friendship, they do not become lovers as Helene is still recovering from the disillusionment of her last relationship. On Popaul's birthday, Helene gives him a lighter as a gift. During the excursion with her class to a cave in the woods, Helene finds the latest victim of a serial killer that is stabbing young women in the area. She realizes that the woman is Leon's wife and she finds Popaul's lighter at the crime scene but she hides the evidence from the police. When Popaul visits her, she discovers that he still has the lighter and she feels relieved. However, when Popaul paints the ceiling of her house, she makes a discovery that affects her sense of security.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Euro International Film (EIA), Les Films La Boëtie

    French distribution :

    Parafrance

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Artedis

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (15)

    Assistant directors :

    Pierre Gauchet, Michel Dupuy

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Rabier

    Sound Assistant :

    Gérard Dacquay

    Camera Operator :

    Claude Zidi

    Editor :

    Jacques Gaillard

    Foley artist :

    Louis Devaivre

    Sound Mixer :

    Alex Pront

    Location Manager :

    Patrick Delauneux

    Producer :

    André Genoves

    Sound Recordist :

    Guy Chichignoud

    Assistant Operators :

    Paul Bonis, Janine Rabier

    Production Manager :

    Fred Surin

    Continuity supervisor :

    Catherine Dodd

    Production Designer :

    Guy Littaye

    Still Photographer :

    Helga Romanoff

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Murder

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1969

    French release :

    23/02/1970

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    36218

    Visa issue date :

    18/02/1970

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Moscow - International Film Festival - 2010

    Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 2010)

    Selection

    Claude Chabrol Retrospective