La Ceremonie Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for La Ceremonie the Movie

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Sullen maid Sophie (Bonnaire) is hired by the rich Lelievre family to work at their country estate. She's befriended by independent postmistress Jeanne (Huppert), who's disliked by Sophie's employers, and who encourages Sophie into small defiant actions. Something's off about the entire situation and there's violence beneath the seemingly calm surface. Based on Ruth Rendell's chiller "Judgment in Stone." French with subtitles.

Distribution

New Yorker Video, 16 W. 61st St., 11th Fl., New York, NY 10023, Phone: (212)645-4600, Toll-free: 800-447-0196, Fax: (212)645-3030, Email: info@newyorkerfilms.com, URL: http://www.newyorkerfilms.com

Available on VHS
Running time 109 minutes.
Originally from French, German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mystery & Suspense, Books to Film: Ruth Rendell, The Help: Female, France, Family Ties
Screenplay
Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff
Cast
Sandrine Bonnaire, Isabelle Huppert, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Virginie Ledoyen, Valentine Merlet, Julien Rochefort, Dominique Frot, Jean-Francois Perrier
Cinematography
Bernard Zitzermann
Director
Claude Chabrol
Music
Matthieu Chabrol
Producer
Marin Karmitz, MK2

Awards

Cesar 1996: Actress (Huppert); L.A. Film Critics 1996: Foreign Film; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1996: Foreign Film.

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