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Butcher (The)

The Butcher

Butcher (The)

cast: Stéhane Audran, Mario Beccaria, Pasquale Ferone, William Guirault, Anthonio Passalia Jean Yanne

year: 1969

colour: yes

certificate: 15

director: Claude Chabrol

runtime: 93

Drama/ Thriller/ Horror Marvellous psychological thriller set in a small-town in France. Chabrol in Hitchcock mould in this suspenseful tale of murder in a French village, with some very red herrings.Classic Claude Chabrol-directed thriller. Headmistress Helene and butcher Popaul strike up a tentative relationship when they meet at a small town wedding, but it is quickly put under strain when she suspects he might be responsible for a series of local murders.

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