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Les Biches (1968)

Les biches (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 September 1968 (USA)
Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Paul Gégauff (screenplay), Claude Chabrol (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Paul Thomas
Jacqueline Sassard ... Why
Stéphane Audran ... Frédérique
Nane Germon Nane Germon ... Violetta
Serge Bento Serge Bento ... Bookseller
Henri Frances Henri Frances
Henri Attal Henri Attal ... Robègue
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... Riais
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laure Valmée Laure Valmée
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Frédérique is a rich and beautiful woman who picks up a female street artist called "Why". It is December and they go to her villa in Saint Tropez, which is inhabited by a couple of odd gay men. Both women fall for the local architect Paul Thomas. However Why says that she is not interested in him, so Frédérique invites him to move into the villa. Written by Will Gilbert

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Claude Chabrol talked about the story: "It is about the equilibrium of such a relationship, when someone else intervenes about the bargains that people make with each other. And about the rich, the advantage that they have over the poor, their richness. They can buy people, and the poor have to submit, until they revolt, and the only possible revolt is destruction. It is from a Marxist point of view but it is not political at all. I'm sure you cannot make a revolution with a camera. But you can show up all the people and things you dislike." See more »

Quotes

Robèque: [popping a champagne cork] Champagne! The artillery of pleasure!
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Connections

References The Naughty Nineties (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance Out
Written and Performed by Pierre Jansen Et Son Orchestre
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A true Menage a Trois
2 August 2000 | by vogler235See all my reviews

Many films uses the "Menage a Trois" element to cause disturbances in the relationship between three people. "Les Biches" uses this device to completely destroy its three characters. A perfect psychological film, "Les Biches" is the ONLY film that I know where it doesn't use Menage a Trois as a facade, but allows the film to explore its themes of Jealousy and Obsession to a sensual and extremely disturbing effect. Not even Truffaut's "Jules and Jim" used the device to this extent. This film is suited for people who loves to watch movies that will make us think, rather than movies that tells us what to think. Truly a hypnotic character study on physical and spiritual obsession. Kudos to Chabrol, his lovely wife Stephane Aubran, cinematographer Jean Rabier, and the sensuous Jacqueline Sassard for their specific roles in creating a chilling masterpiece.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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