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A Judgement in Stone

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Original title
La cérémonie
Running time
126 min.
France France
Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff (Novel: Ruth Rendell)
Matthieu Chabrol
Bernard Zitzermann
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Co-production France-Germany; MK2 Productions / France 3 Cinéma / Prokino Filmproduktion GmbH / Olga Film GmbH / ZDF
Drama. Thriller | Friendship. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to stand up against her bourgeois employers. Things start to escalate as the Lelievres find out that Sophie can't read and has brought Jeanne into their house against their wish.
1995: Venice: Best Performance Female (Isabelle Huppert & Sandrine Bonnaire)
1995: Cesar Awards: Best Actress (Huppert). 7 Nominations, including Best Picture
1996: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1997: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
Critics' reviews
  • "Chabrol at his Hitchcockian best."
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