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Le Beau Serge ()

directed by Claude Chabrol
featuring Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michele Meritz, Bernadette Lafont, Edmond Beauchamp

Le Beau Serge was the first film of French critic-turned-director Claude Chabrol. Though not a murder melodrama, the film is heavily influenced by the works of Chabrol's idol Alfred Hitchcock, Shadow of a Doubt in particular. Ailing city dweller Francois (Jean-Claude Brialy) makes a therapeutic return visit to his home town in the country. Here he visits childhood friend Serge (Gerard Blain), and is appalled to find how far Serge has plummeted into alcoholism and self-pity. The two protagonists indulge in a transference of ...

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Le Beau Serge [Criterion Collection]
2011,

UPC: 715515086417

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Le Beau Serge [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]
2011,

UPC: 715515086318

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