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Title:
La fleur du mal The flower of evil
Author:
Karmitz, Marin.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Palm Pictures : Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story of a seemingly perfect family, whose distinguished facade starts to crack when the wife ventures into local politics. On the eve of the election, a corpse appears, and the long dormant seeds of past family crime begin to bloom.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Special features: filmographies; US theatrical trailer; previews; weblinks.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9781594351839
UPC:
031398119647
Format :
DVD

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Co-written by Caroline Eliacheff, Claude Chabrol's La Fleur Du Mal (The Flower of Evil) concerns three generations of the bourgeois Charpin-Vasseur family. The story opens in the present day with a murder occurring during a local election and son Francois (Benoit Magimel) returning home to Bordeaux after four years in the U.S. His father Gerard (Bernard Le Coq) is a suave and successful pharmaceutical manufacturer, while his stepmother Anne (Nathalie Baye) is in the process of running for local office. Francois has long harbored a strong interest in Anne's daughter, psychology student Michele (Melanie Doutey), and - despite the fact that they are related in various ways - they begin a torrid affair. Then, right before election night, a letter appears, revealing negative information about the family's past concerning the elderly Aunt Line's (Suzanne Flon) connection to a crime dating back to WWII. La Fleur Du Mal was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi