Corbeau

As brilliantly nasty as 'Wages of Fear' and 'Diabolique' or indeed anything this misanthropic filmmaker ever did.

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Le Corbeau

Amidst the Nazi Occupation of France, Henri-Georges Clouzot directed the controversial and haunting LE CORBEAU, centered on a small town where salacious accusations swirl as a series of poison pen letters circulates among the residents - all signed with the nom-de-plume "The Raven." The primary target of the letters, Dr. Rémy Germain (Pierre Fresnay), struggles to deduce the identity of the anonymous rumormonger before the town destroys itself.

"A SUPERB NOIR THRILLER!"— Philip French, The Guardian

WINNER, BEST DIRECTOR
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL, 1947

"Demands to be seen again and again." — Luc Sante

"A stunningly well-made entertainment...in this country it never got the audience it deserved." — Pauline Kael
Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery, French Cinema
Runtime
93
Language
French
Director
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Writer(s)
Henri-Georges Clouzot, Louis Chavance
Cast
Pierre Fresnay, Pierre Larquey, Ginette Leclerc, Micheline Francey
FEATURED REVIEW
Phillip French, Observer

Back in distribution after an absence of some years, Henri-Georges Clouzot's 'Le Corbeau' is a superb noir thriller, starring the great Pierre Fresnay, about the corrosive effect of poison-pen letters in small French town. Made in 1943, it is to the Occupation what Renoir's La Règle du Jeu is to the ...

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