VIOLETTE NOZIERE (Claude Chabrol, 1977)

Isabelle Huppert, wonderful, plays a French Lizzie Borden in Violette Nozière. Violette’s poisoning of them hospitalized her mother (Stéphane Audran, marvelous) and killed her working-class stepfather, causing a sensation in 1930s Paris. Claude Chabrol’s brilliant film explores the sociology of the crime.      In the Nozière apartment, only a curtain acts as a door on its […]