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Leda / Web of Passion

Leda / Web of Passion

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by Paris Film Production

Release in France : 04/12/1959

    Synopsis

    In the countryside of France, the dysfunctional House of Marcoux is in crisis: the patriarch Henri Marcoux has a love affair with the gorgeous red-haired neighbor Léda, a lonely artist that has just arrived from Japan. However Henri does not want the divorce, since he is interested in the vineyard, the house and the income that belong to his wife Thérèse Marcoux and the children. Thérèse is a traditional bourgeoisie woman that is worried with the appearance of Léda and gossip about her family. Their son Richard is a weirdo that loves classical music and is attached to his mother. Their daughter Elisabeth is dating the reckless gold-digger Laszlo Kovacs, who has become a friend to Henri and does not respect Thérèse. Their maid Julie is an easy woman that has sex with the milkman Roger. When Léda is found dead in her house, the police inspector investigate the murder and Thérèse and Roger are suspects.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Paris Film Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Foreign production company :

    Titanus Produzione

    French distribution :

    Compagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique (CCFC)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producers :

    Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Paul Gégauff

    Screenwriters :

    Paul Gégauff, Claude Chabrol

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Claude Marchetti

    Camera Operator :

    Jean Rabier

    Editor :

    Jacques Gaillard

    Production Designers :

    Jacques Saulnier, Bernard Evein

    Costume designer :

    Jeannine Vergne

    Assistant directors :

    Charles Bitsch, Philippe de Broca

    Author of original work :

    Stanley Ellin

    Director of Photography :

    Henri Decaë

    Assistant Operators :

    Pierre Ginet, Jean-Paul Schwartz

    Production Manager :

    Ralph Baum

    Continuity supervisor :

    Jacqueline Parey

    Music Composer :

    Paul Misraki

    Location Manager :

    Jean Pieuchot

    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 :

    1959

    French release :

    04/12/1959

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    22137

    Visa issue date :

    15/10/1959

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Moscow - International Film Festival - 2010

    Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 2010)

    Selection

    Claude Chabrol Retrospective

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1959

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1959)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1959

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1959)

    Awards

    Coppa Volpi for Best Actress : Madeleine Robinson