1975

France

115min - DCP - 1.66 - Color

New HD master

Original language: French

Cast

Charlotte Rampling

Bruno Cremer

Edwige Feuillère

Simone Signoret

Credits

Director: Patrice Chéreau

Script: Patrice Chéreau, Jean-Claude Carrière

Adapted from the novel by James Hadley Chase

Image: Pierre Lhomme

Editing: Pierre Gillette

Music: Fiorenzo Carpi

Producer: Vincent Malle (VMP)

The flesh of the orchid

La chair de l'orchidée

a film by :Patrice Chéreau

Claire is the daughter of a millionaire who died leaving her everything. Her aunt has succeeded in having her interned in a psychiatric clinic and acquiring her money. Claire escapes from the clinic. She meets Louis Delage and his companion, a vagrant. The latter is assassinated by the Bérékian brothers, professional killers who proceed to hunt down Louis,, the sole witness of the crime. Delage escapes with Claire who falls violently in love with him. The wounded Louis is cared for by Claire’s aunt who is seeking to have her reinterned.

French Synopsis :

Lorsque Claire hérite d'une immense fortune, Madame Bastier Wegener, sa tante, la fait interner dans un hôpital psychiatrique afin de récupérer ses biens. Claire réussit à s'évader et rencontre Louis Delage, un éleveur de chevaux, dont elle s'éprend. Mais tous deux sont bientôt poursuivis par des tueurs.

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