Les Biches (1968)

Biches, Les (1968, FRA/ITA) C-99m. *** D: Claude Chabrol. Starring Stéphane Audran, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacqueline Sassard, Henri Attal, Dominique Zardi, Claude Chabrol. Extraordinary adult drama marked the beginning of director Chabrol's most important phase of filmmaking. Young, nave street artist (Sassard) is taken in by a rich, bored lesbian (Audran). They withdraw to Audran's villa in St. Tropez, living a carefree existence, until a man (Trintignant) enters their lives and changes them forever. Just about the final word on triangular relationships in cinema history, this has first-rate direction, photography and a subtle script (by Chabrol and Paul Gégauff) to compensate for deliberate pace. A stunning acheivement, one of Chabrol's best, most acclaimed films. Photographed by Jean Rabier (assisted by Claude Zidi), score by Pierre Jansen. Also known as BAD GIRLS, THE DOES, and GIRLFRIENDS.


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