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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 23, 2011 - Comedy of Power

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is the last of three films we will screen by the late French director, Claude Chabrol.
Comedy of Power, 2006
: Claude Chabrol
Origin: France | Germany
Language: French
Running time: 110 min

So relentless she's nicknamed "The Piranha," Judge Jeanne Charmant-Killman (Isabelle Huppert) digs deep when she uncovers corporate malfeasance. But her investigation of an embezzling CEO soon points to the highest levels of government and puts her life in danger. Directed by renowned French filmmaker Claude Chabrol, this suspenseful thriller was inspired by a French corruption scandal known as the Elf Affair. (from

MPAA rating: Not rated
U.S. box office: $75,937

To find out more about his career, read Claude Chabrol's obituary in the New York Times.

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