Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)

France/Italy
Feature Film
Original Title: Les bonnes femmes
Director: Claude Chabrol
Writers: Claude Chabrol, Paul Gégauff
Cinematographer: Henri Decaë
Composers: Pierre Jansen, Paul Misraki
Cast: Bernadette Lafont, Clotilde Joano, Stéphane Audran, Mario David, Lucile Saint-Simon, Pierre Bertin, Jean-Louis Maury, Albert Dinan, Ave Ninchi, Sacha Briquet

Chabrol’s masterful misanthropic thriller – populated by repulsive males and delusional females, experiencing drab days and hedonistic nights, committing casual rapes, and consumed by unhealthy dreams – manages to be simultaneously sexy, alluring, repulsive, funny, scary, accusatory, and above all else absolutely compelling. Iain.Stott