Sunday, 10 October 2010
Le Boucher (The Butcher) 1969.
Set in the Perigord village of Le Tremolet with its small family-run shops and where everybody knows everyone else there’s a serial killer on the loose. Chabrol’s superbly filmed story builds tension form nowhere and demonstrates how ‘bad’ can be attracted by good and ‘good’ can be attracted by bad. If affection is freely given then anyone can be redeemed is the theory behind this very enjoyable slow burner.