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A Girl Cut in Two

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Ludivine Sagnier, Francois Berleand, ...

A Girl Cut in Two

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
110 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/15/08
performer:
Benoit Magimel, Ludivine Sagnier
director:
Claude Chabrol
author:
Claude Chabrol
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B+

The inspiration for Claude Chabrol’s satisfyingly nasty French drama of desire and jealousy is the Gilded Age American scandal involving the ornate sex life, and death by gunshot, of famous architect Stanford White. But the details of this arch, chic update set in modern-day Lyons — evincing a fascination with hypocrisy among the cultured classes — are pure Chabrol. In A Girl Cut in Two, Sagnier is yummy as a local TV weathergirl caught between a womanizing older novelist (François Berléand) and a nouveau riche playboy (Magimel) used to getting his own way. B+