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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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La fleur du mal / The Flower of Evil
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If time exists, can guilt be handed down from generation to generation like a genetic illness? What are the potential consequences of a non-expiated error in the guilty party and in his or her descendents and family members? At the end of WWII, in the lethal environment of settling collaboration-related scores, a woman is absolved of a crime she did in fact commit. The movie is set in the present day, during the last local elections, when another crime is committed. Who is guilty? The person who committed the crime or the person who accuses him or herself of having committed it? And of what is he or she guilty? And what if time doesn't exist...
Born in Paris in 1930, Chabrol became the precursor of French cinema's Nouvelle Vague with his first movie, Le beau Serge (Bitter Reunion, 1958). He has directed fifty movies, the most recent of which are L'enfer (Hell, 1994), La cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone, 1955), Rien ne va plus (The Swindle, 1997), Golden Shell at San Sebastian Festival that same year, Au coeur du mensonge (The Colour of Lies, 1998) and Merci pour le chocolat (Nightcap, 2000). He chaired the San Sebastian Festival Official Jury in 2001.
Claude Chabrol Chabrol
Aurore Chabrol
Eduardo Serra
Monique Fardoulis
Matthieu Chabrol
Nathalie Baye, Benoît Magimel, Suzanne Flon, Bernard Le Coq, Mélanie Doutey
Running Time
104 m.
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