Cohen Film Collection is proud to present for the first time in HD, a collection of films by Claude Chabrol, one of the most prolific and widely respected of French film directors. As one of the prime instigators of the French New Wave, Chabrol directed lean narrative films whose keenly observed realism typically drew inspiration from the suspense film and psychological thriller.
BETTY: In one of Chabrol's darkest dramas, Marie Trintignant gives an astonishing performance as Betty, a woman whose alcohol-soaked life has finally fallen to pieces. She fortunately falls under the care of an older woman [Stéphane Audran] with a similar background, but her benefactor's sympathies may be misplaced.
TORMENT (L'ENFER): Based on a script by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Chabrol explores the point at which jealousy and obsession turn to madness. François Cluzet plays Paul, a young husband who, along with his beautiful wife [Emmanuelle Béart at her sexiest], runs a country hotel. Paul soon becomes obsessed with his wife's flirtations, but is it all in his head?
THE SWINDLE: Isabelle Huppert and Michel Serrault star as a couple of small-time con artists looking for the next big game in this psychological thriller tinged with wry humor. Into their web stumbles a naïve financial courier [François Cluzet] accompanying what might be their biggest score yet.