A Judgement in Stone
- Original title
- Running time
- 126 min.
Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff (Novel: Ruth Rendell)
Philippe Le Coq
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.
: Venice: Best Performance Female (Isabelle Huppert & Sandrine Bonnaire)
: Cesar Awards: Best Actress (Huppert). 7 Nominations, including Best Picture
: 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."
Philip French: The Guardian
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