Le Boucher

Le Boucher

  • Director: Claude Chabrol
  • Countries of origin: France, Italy
  • Language: French
  • Release date: December 19, 1971
  • Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: The Butcher
  • Le Boucher is a film directed by Claude Chabrol.


    • Release date December 19, 1971
    • Filming locations Grottes de Cougnac, Payrignac, Lot, France
    • Production companies Les Films de la Boétie, Euro International Films

    Box office

    Gross US & Canada


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    • By Rebeca 2022-10-22 22:22:13

      Awaiting Oblivion: Decolonization and Deterritorialization

      Excerptions from Jonathan York's "Awaiting Oblivion: Decolonization and Deterritorialization" (2014):

      Le Boucher reveals the real of the fictive: the real of memories edited and revised; the real that unfolds in the process of unrealing. The wars of independence may have made Popaul a butcher; but butchering became his metier (occupation) only upon his return to a defamiliarized provincial milieu. Even the conventional patterns of courtship in the provinces have altered. Popaul's...

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    • By Nico 2023-05-08 21:05:05

      6.8/10 Strong sense of alienation, the weird soundtrack always surrounds my ears, the plot can be done...

    • By Larissa 2023-04-13 05:22:59

      Murals resembling bloodstains in the cave. In any case, Chabrol learned well. | Odean is the most forgotten muse of the New...

    • By Seamus 2023-03-23 21:39:44

      Tribute to Hitchcock. The last paragraph is more...

    • By Retta 2023-03-20 18:42:23

      The female teacher and the butcher fell in love with each other because of loneliness. I am afraid that only the French can tell such a simple story patiently, and even romantically fiddle with the dazzling characters' gradually out of control mood, solidifying like a haze, the invisible atmosphere of the dark night and dripping on the bread. behind-the-scenes blood, brief rainbows, taut climaxes and kisses before...

    • By Allene 2023-03-15 14:03:45

      The two walked all the way to the long mirror of the woman smoking a cigarette. Obscure footage after the murder. Balzac and Cormanon and Lascaux caves. The loss and discovery of the lighter is where the butcher made a grave mistake. All the blood smells the same, the alternating face shots of the dying butcher and the woman, the mechanical expression of a relieved blank-minded cowering, flustered, but then the woman is much older. Women with cold faces have unruly...

    Movie quotes

    • Popaul: But, shit, I asked you if I kissed you now, what would you say?

      Hélène: I'd say nothing, but please don't.

    • Hélène: [Walking through a cavern] You must understand that the instincts, the feelings, and even the intelligence of Cro-Magnon man was definitely human. The only differences to the problem were his needs to survive.

      Student: What does "survive" mean?

      Hélène: It means to stay alive. He began to draw. Do you know what we call desires when they lose their savage quality? Aspirations. If Cro-Magnon had not survived, the world in which we live wouldn't exist.

    • Popaul: If you never make love, you go crazy.