Sunday, March 20, 2016

Le Boucher

Shortly after starting a new job in a rural French town, a schoolteacher is romanced by the local butcher who raises her suspicions when a series of gruesome murders strike the insular community. Claude Chabrol's 1970 psychological thriller and Hitchcokian homage (which goes without saying for a New Waver) is suspenseful and involving, told and filmed in an offbeat manner with an ominous cloud hanging over entire picture.
*** 1/2 out of ****