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Flower of Evil, The

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Source: Catholic News Service

Stylish French psychodrama in which the past sins of a prosperous, multigenerational French family come to the forefront with a deadly outcome when the matriarch (Nathalie Baye) runs for political office against her husband's (Bernard Le Coq) wishes. With disciplined finesse, director Claude Chabrol peels away the secrets of the seemingly classy Bordeaux family although the script falters with a weakly constructed ending. Subtitles. Acceptance of premarital sex, fleeting violence, some crass references and an instance of rough language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.



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