Betty
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Adapted from a novel by Georges Simenon, Betty stars Marie Trintignant in the title role. A drunken wastrel, Betty is adopted after a fashion by an older female alcoholic named Laure, played by director Claude Chabrol's wife at the time, Stéphane Audran. Fascinated by Betty's hard-luck tales, Laure endeavors to protect the younger woman from the ravages of a cruel world. Unfortunately, she turns a blind eye to Betty's larcenous streak, which manifests itself at the worst possible moments. This tale of a irredeemable ne'er-do-well is fleshed out by a flashback-flashforward… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"When Simenon suggested to Chabrol that he make a film without a plot because cinema's a truly visual medium that just needs a face, Chabrol took him up and adapted the master's 'Betty,' a tale without much forward motion that's nonetheless engaging."
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
"A melancholy, murky psychological drama adapted from a novel by Georges Simenon by Claude Chabrol."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Offers a riveting psychological study of betrayal"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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