Directed by CLAUDE CHABROL
Screenplay by CLAUDE CHABROL
In this trim, beautifully managed psychological thriller, a series of bizarre murders takes place. The mystery is not whodunit, but why; for Director Claude Chabrol (This Man Must Die) is fascinated by motivation, not detection. "I am not interested in solving puzzles," he has explained. "I am interested in studying the behavior of people involved in murder."
The murderer is a butcher (Jean Yanne) recently returned to his home town of Tremolat in the province of Périgord after more than a decade in the...