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The Breach

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Original title
La Ruptureaka
  • The Break Up
  • The Breakup
Running time
124 min.
France France
Claude Chabrol (Novel: Charlotte Armstrong)
Pierre Jansen
Jean Rabier
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Co-production France-Italy-Belgium; Ciné Vog Films / Euro International Film / Les Films de la Boétie
Thriller. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Hélène Régnier walks out on her drug-addicted husband Charles after he brutally attacks their son. She stays in a run-down hotel whilst her injured son convalesces in hospital and files for divorce. Charles’ bourgeois parents are determined that Hélène loses custody of her child and so engage a private detective, Paul Thomas, to discredit her. When Paul fails to uncover any incriminating evidence against Hélène he starts plying her with hallucinogenic drugs and begins weaving a cruel web of deceit, leading to a harrowing and dramatic climax...
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