Cinema: Quick Cuts

WEDDING IN BLOOD. Two married lovers (Stephane Audran, Michel Piccoli) are driven by their shared need and the transports of passion to commit murder. This woebegone plot, written and directed by the sometimes masterly Claude Chabrol (Le Boucher), needs all the voltage it can stand. From Chabrol and his stars, it gets only a few anemic charges. The paramours are intrepidly bourgeois, their longing for each other so squalidly selfish and narcissistic that every time they paw each other they seem to be polishing a mirror. They lavish the sort of affection and...

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