Though greater fame went to his “French New Wave” colleagues Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol’s films may, in the end, be more brilliant, more long-lasting, more the films of a director with a singular vision, a complex view of the entangled complications of human interactions. From his 50 plus film career, we are thrilled to be able to share four of his best with our audiences every Saturday in October starting with THE SWINDLE.
Betty (the wonderful Isabelle Huppert) and Victor (Michel Serrault, best known for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), an ill-matched couple, tour quietly around France in their motor home living safely on part-time swindles…until they become involved in an international money affair. Our two cronies are now in big trouble. From Switzerland to the West Indies, in the pursuit of a briefcase full of money, with ingenious plots and tricks, misunderstanding multiplies all along this surrealist and breathless comedy. “A work of superb yet unpretentious film craftsmanship … an unalloyed pleasure, adult and sophisticated.”—Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, New DCP print! In French with English subtitles. 1997. Unrated. 101 Min.
Chabrol Pass (admits 1 to all four films): $30
Tickets: $9 ($5 for students)*
* Railroad Square Cinema punchcards, comp tickets and membership privileges do not apply.