In a small town, the deputy mayor, Pierre is having a passionate extra-marital affair with the mayor’s wife, Lucienne. For a time, the lovers are able to carry on their affair undetected, but then the mayor discovers his wife’s infidelity, he blackmails Pierre, and the couple plan their revenge.
An extra-marital affair between Stéphane Audran and Michel Piccoli come against the scheming conservatism of a countryside mansion in Claude Chabrol’s drama. The French New Wave director’s brazen knack for satirizing bourgeois life is delightful for its mocking and bold effrontery.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
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