Here Chabrol inaugurates a new genre, the theological thriller. Charles (Perkins at his most charismatically unstable) wakes from a dream of Creation to find himself with blood on his hands.
A slow-burning mystery full of twists, Ten Days Wonder ambitiously imbues its thriller plot with philosophical and theological ideas. Working with a gigantic cast (including Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli and Marlène Jobert), Chabrol creates a fascinating, over-the-top spectacle.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States