Aristo shenanigans from director Claude Chabrol

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La Fleur Du Mal

OPENS JULY 2, CERT 15, 100 MINS

Chabrol seems to have a taste for morbid, murderous secrets that ruffle the comfort of bourgeois existence. But his latest, the tale of a wealthy Bordeaux family, seems rather prosaic next to the suffocating, gothic malevolence of predecessors like Merci Pour La Chocolat.

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