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Calendar, Night&Day Droll Chabrol

Droll Chabrol

Claude Chabrol, who should soon be shooting his 70th feature, is at once wildly prolific and utterly faithful—at least to the conventions of the commercial thriller. Darkly droll, his A Girl Cut in Two updates the scandalous case of the…
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Film, Sand Through an Hourglass

Sand Through an Hourglass

Thanks to the fickleness of pop culture, the French writer Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin (1804-1876), aka George Sand, may be better known for her relationship to Frédéric Chopin than for her novels, her other romances, or her generally bold life.…
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Film, Porn to Lose

Porn to Lose

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the French film The Piano Teacher, aside from Isabelle Huppert's unnerving and masterful performance, is the totally nonexploitative manner in which the story is presented. A tale of sadomasochism and self-destruction, the film easily…
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