La Cérémonie

by Claude Chabrol 1h53min France 1995
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Film details

La Cérémonie
by Claude Chabrol

A winter morning at the Saint-Malo station. Mrs Lelièvre (Jacqueline Bisset) has come to pick up Sophie (Sandrine Bonnaire), the pearl who has been hired to care of the family house. Sophie gives great satisfaction, nothing is too hard for her. Is it her lack of emotion that makes her seem strange ? Jeanne (Isabelle Huppert), the bright, inquisitive, village postmistress, uses Sophie as an excuse to enter the house. The two young women’s carefully hidden secrets bring them together. Friendship, then partnership. What secrets, for what partnership ?

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  • Isabelle Huppert : Jeanne Marchal
  • Sandrine Bonnaire : Sophie Bonhomme
  • Jacqueline Bisset : Catherine Lelièvre
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel : Georges Lelièvre
  • Virginie Ledoyen : Mélinda Lelièvre
  • And with: Valentin Merlet, Julien Rochefort, Dominique Frot, Jean-François Perrier


  • Director Claude Chabrol
  • Scenario Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff
  • Dialogs Claude Chabrol
  • Original work author Ruth Rendell
  • Photo director Bernard Zitzermann
  • Set Design Daniel Mercier
  • Costume Design Corinne Jorry
  • Sound Claude Villand, Jean-Bernard Thomasson
  • Editing Monique Fardoulis
  • Original music Matthieu Chabrol
  • Producer Marin Karmitz
  • Production Compagny France 3 Cinéma, MK2 Productions, Olga-Film GmbH, Prokino Filmproduktion Gmbh
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1995
  • Release date for France08/30/1995
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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