The flower of evil

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German title The flower of evil
Original title La Fleur you times
Country of production France
original language French
Publishing year 2003
length 99 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
JMK 12
Director Claude Chabrol
script Caroline Eliacheff , Louise L. Lambrichs , Claude Chabrol
production Yvon Crenn , Marin Karmitz
music Matthieu Chabrol
camera Eduardo Serra
cut Monique Fardoulis

The Flower of Evil is a 2003 French feature film directed by Claude Chabrol . The title is an allusion to the volume of poetry Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire .


After three years in the USA, François, Gérard Vasseur's son, returned to France to live with his family. His father Gérard is a pharmacist and is opposed to his wife's candidacy for mayor's office. When an anonymous letter reveals ugly secrets of the past, the upper-class facade of the Charpin-Vasseur family begins to crumble. At the same time, the affection between François and his stepsister Michèle flares up again. Tante Line supports the young lovers and hides a secret ...


Lexicon of international films : “A mildly age-wise variant of his favorite topic of the decadence of the bourgeoisie, presented by Claude Chabrol with a subtle smile, to which he opposes an innocent, young love as a bearer of hope. Photographed without frills and played by an ensemble that was convincing right down to the supporting roles, the film entertains in an intelligent, subtle way. "


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  2. Claude Chabrol: The Flower of Evil - table of contents
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