Le Boucher
Le Boucher (1971)

In this Hitchcockian thriller, schoolteacher Hélène comes to a small Périgord village to begin a new job. She is soon romanced by the local butcher, but is distracted by her memories of a previous ill-fated relationship. A series of brutal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 19, 1971
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Le Boucher has us always thinking.

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Douglas Pratt

In multiple viewings, Chabrol's technique becomes more and more gripping, as every camera angle and every movement within the frame or of the frame appears to comment somehow on the characters, their environment, or on the unrefined core of the human psyc

Dennis Schwartz
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This is Chabrol at his best.

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Stella Dallas
a beautiful quiet thriller, simply amazing. every bit as good as hitchcock; very nearly perfect! most romantic serial killer film i've seen lol
Stephen M
"Le Boucher" is more of a study in passive complicity or associative guilt than a murder-mystery, but it's still a difficult movie to write about… More
Eric Broome
Probably Claude Chabrol's most acclaimed film, "Le Boucher" is a solid tale about a small-town schoolteacher (Stephane Audran) who enters a… More