Cinema: Plenty of Nada

THE NADA GANG

Directed by CLAUDE CHABROL Screenplay by CLAUDE CHABROL and JEAN-PATRICK MANCHETTE

Claude Chabrol defines absurdity as the gap between the awesome finality of death and the trivial reasons men adduce for killing or putting themselves in the way of being killed. To him, murder is the ultimate emotional excess, an enigma he has worried with a tough-minded, ironic and often subtle compassion in such recent films as This Man Must Die and Le Boucher. These movies are about the exorcizing of private demons. Never until The Nada Gang has Chabrol concerned...

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