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Violette ★★★ Violette Noziere 1978 (R)

Fascinating true-life account of a 19-year-old French girl in the 1930s who, bored with her life and wanting to be with her lover, decides to poison her parents so she can receive her inheritance. Her mother survives but her father dies, and the girl is sent to prison for murder. Extraordinary performance by Huppert and the film is visually stunning. 122m/C VHS, DVD . FR Isabelle Huppert, Stephane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-Francoise Garreaud, Bernadette La-Font; D: Claude Chabrol; W: Odile Barski, Frederic Grendel; C: Jean Rabier; M: Pierre Jansen. Cannes ‘78: Actress (Huppert); Cesar ‘79: Support. Actress (Audran).