La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two)
La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two) (2008)

A television weatherwoman is pursued simultaneously by a spoiled pharmaceutical heir and a successful -- but much older -- writer in director Claude Chabrol's blackly comic tale of romance and class differences. Gabrielle Deneige… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 14, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 1, 2009
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Nouvelle Vague master Claude Chabrol balances subtle stabs of humor and biting class criticism to explore a love story and the seedier side of the haute bourgeois.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

This is one of Chabrol's most elegant, acerbic and heartfelt entertainments in years.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Spectacularly assured, A Girl Cut in Two keeps you off-balance as it establishes a world where every conversation is a flirtation, and trouble and heartbreak sneak in on little cat feet when no one's looking.

Daniel Kasman

Claude Chabrol is a trespasser, one who has ventured into an uncharted place where the droll is almost totally sublimated into the sinister, and it is nearly impossible to tell when his films are joking or when they are cutting.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Claude Chabrol's capacity to make shopworn material seem almost new is especially evident in this 2007 drama.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

More than a century later, this is still a juicy story, and the actors don't back away from its more hysterical flourishes.

Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Another patented Chabrol commentary, not a morality play but something far more worldly and difficult to ignore.

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Lisa Nesselson

While not a classic, this is a pleasantly disturbing, nominally voyeuristic romp in the territory Chabrol knows best.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chabrol is a past master at visual storytelling and a stiletto wit.

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Prairie Miller

Chabrol's astute dissection of sex, class and show business. Bravo, Claude, a rare man in profound touch with the darker impulses of his species.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Lewis C.
I'll be honest, I only watched The Girl Cut in Two because I think Ludivine Sagnier is a Class A hottie. So it's probably not a shock that I was… More
Mark Abell
A most infuriating film by a famous director. Does Chabrol hate women as much as this indicates? Or is this some sort of Gallic humor that doesn't… More
Elvira B
A thriller inspired by the infamous, murderous New York love triangle between Evelyn Nesbit, Harry Thaw and Stanford White. The story takes place in modern-day… More
Jeff Talbott
Ridiculous. Which I'm pronoucing all French-y like. Merde.
William Dunmyer
[size=3]Another French film about erotic obsession. Quelle surprise! "A Girl Cut in Two," by the nearly 80-year-old director [b]Claude Chabrol[/b], is… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "A Girl Cut in Two," Lyon is not big enough for Paul Gaudens(Benoit Magimel) and Charles Saint-Denis(Francois Berleand). Paul… More

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