Claude Chabrol
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"Claude Henri Jean Chabrol" was a French film director, a member of the French New Wave (nouvelle vague) group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and contemporaries Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Chabrol was a Film criticism/critic for the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma before beginning his career as a film maker.

Chabrol's career began with Le Beau Serge (1958), inspired by Alfred Hitchcock/Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943). Thrillers became something of a trademark for Chabrol, with an approach characterized by a distanced objectivity. This is especially apparent in Les Biches (film)/Les Biches (1968), The Unfaithful Wife/La Femme infidèle (1969), and The Butcher (1970 film)/Le Boucher (1970) – all featuring Stéphane Audran, who was his wife at the time.

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