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La Cérémonie

Sun 21 May

La Cérémonie

112 mins

in French with English subtitles

France/Germany | 1995 | col | dir. Claude Chabrol, with Sandrine Bonnaire, Isabelle Huppert, Jacqueline Bisset

An illiterate maid (Sandrine Bonnaire) hired by a well-meaning bourgeois family, forms a dangerous relationship with a bitter postal clerk (Isabelle Huppert). The older woman instils her protegée with a hatred of the bourgeoisie, and together they slowly and unpleasantly, begin to vent their frustration. Beautifully shaped and paced, Claude Chabrol’s suspenseful thriller is a bleak observation on class power play which won Isabelle Huppert the Best Actress César Award.

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