Betty (1992)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Chabrol has achieved a kind of control of his material that is remarkable.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A melancholy, murky psychological drama adapted from a novel by Georges Simenon by Claude Chabrol.

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Sean Axmaker

Neither mystery nor crime thriller, Betty is a psychological drama in two halves...

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Offers a riveting psychological study of betrayal

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Brandon Judell

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.

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