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Noces Rouges, Les (1973)

Original Title : Noces rouges, Les
Director : Claude Chabrol
Writer : Aeschylus
Claude Chabrol
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : André Génovès
Music : Pierre Jansen
Photography : Jean Rabier
IMDB ID : 0070453
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poster for "Noces Rouges, Les" by Claude Chabrol (1973)
Noces Rouges, Les (1973) - Claude Chabrol
 

Starring

Stéphane Audran Lucienne Delamare
Michel Piccoli Pierre Maury
Claude Piéplu Paul Delamare
Clotilde Joano Clotilde Maury
Eliana De Santis Hélène Chevalier, Lucienne's daughter
François Robert Auriol
Daniel Lecourtois Prefet/Department governor
Pippo Merisi Berthier
Ermanno Casanova Le conseiller
Henri Berger) 
Maurice Fourré producer
 

Plot

Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is always away in Paris on business. Pierre is now the vice-mayor, thanks to Paul. Lucienne and Pierre have a secret meeting spot by a lake along a country lane. Pierre's wife dies suddenly, by suicide the town gossips believe. Pierre confesses otherwise to Lucienne. Paul proposes a shady land deal which will "benefit the town", and wants Pierre's political support and collusion. Then Paul discovers proof of his wife's affair...