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BettyClaude Chabrol's study of two women — strangers when they meet — who share booze and misery is an intriguing portrait of survival of the...BettyForeign Language, DramaUnratedClaude Chabrol's study of two women — strangers when they meet — who share booze and misery is an intriguing portrait of survival of the...1994-11-18
B+

Betty

Genre: Foreign Language, Drama; Starring: Marie Trintignant, Stephane Audran; Director: Claude Chabrol; Author: Claude Chabrol; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Claude Chabrol’s study of two women — strangers when they meet — who share booze and misery is an intriguing portrait of survival of the fittest. The younger, Betty (Marie Trintignant, in a smashing performance), has been thrown out by her spouse and his family, while death has claimed the husband of the elder, Laure (Stephane Audran). Holed up in a luxe Versailles hotel, the two, both alcoholics, lean on each other until the weaker succumbs. Disturbing, compelling, and very smart stuff. B+

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