Maybe marrying into wealth and position was a bad life move for Hélène. After her acidhead husband freaks out, sending their son to the hospital, father-in-law Ludovic hires erstwhile romantic charmer Paul to blackmail her.
Claude Chabrol, French New Wave pioneer and expert Cahiers du Cinéma critic (along with Godard, Truffaut, Rivette, and Rohmer), hit his stride as a modern, master torchbearer of Hitchcock’s thrilling suspense and dark humor in the late 60s and early 70s. La rupture is one of his best.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
David Lynch, 1997, United States
David Lynch, 2006, United States
Park Chan-wook, 2003, South Korea
Michael Haneke, 2005, France
Pedro Almodóvar, 2004, Spain
Michael Haneke, 1997, Austria
Alfred Hitchcock, 1938, United Kingdom
Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953, France