November 24, 2003 in Entertainment

The Flower of Evil

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Yesterday I had dinner at Mystic Celt with a friend and saw the latest Claude Chabrol movie: The Flower of Evil at the Music Box Theatre. Still undecided as to whether or not I really liked the film as the ending was a bit weird; well maybe just unresolved. I won’t give it way, but below is a description of the movie as written at

After finishing his studies in Chicago, François (Benoît Magimel) returns to his family’s Bordeaux estate to discover that his dear aunt Line (Suzanne Flon) may have killed her father, his grandfather, back in 1944. The death was investigated and Aunt Line was cleared back then, but now anonymous leaflets offering clues begin showing up at the house. The movie shifts between the modern day and 1944, covering a two-week period as family members’ lives are re-examined.

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