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  • Actors: Stphane Audran, Thomas Chabrol, Raoul Curet, Jean-Francois Garreaud, Yves Lambrecht
  • Directors: Claude Chabrol
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Kimstim
  • DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009PW46E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,471 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Betty (Marie Trintignant), a young alcoholic woman, is caught cold while cheating on her bourgeois husband. Wasting no time, he and his family arrange a quick divorce settlement, ousting her from home and keeping her away from the two children the couple have. One night she ends up in a restaurant called Le Trou (The Hole), where she meets Laure (Stéphane Audran), an older woman, an alcoholic herself. Laure decides to take care of Betty after hearing the heart-breaking stories of her being a victim of a rich and ruthless society. Betty receives care and friendship from Laure, who's in a relationship with Mario (Jean-Francois Garreaud), the restaurant's owner. The envy toward Laure for Mario grows each day and will drive Betty to artfully contrive the means to conquer her new friend's lover. Laure realizes she has made a mistake by trusting her new friend and things soon begin to tremble between them. Betty's true colors are now visible and she sees her life at a point of no return, as she selfishly stomped on the last chance she had been given to be a better person

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kardius on April 22, 2006
Format: DVD
Based on one of Georges Simenon's "psychological novels," Claude Chabrol's Betty begins with the title character (Marie Trintingnat) walking into a bar where she picks up a man. They head to a bar near Versailles called "The Hole," a gathering of lost souls where Betty strikes a friendship with Laure (the superb Stephane Audran), a middle-aged woman involved with the bar's owner. Laure takes Betty to spend a couple of days in her hotel and, as the friendship develops, we find out through flashbacks, presented in a fragmented manner and without chronological order, what happened in Betty's life that culminated with her tramping around bars in Paris. (It's all related to sex.)

Chabrol's film is fascinating if you enjoy character studies, but beware that the film exposes Betty's character without ever passing judgment on her or fully explaining her motivations or even the real reasons behind Betty and Laure's friendship. You also need to be patient with the film's structure, since it takes practically until the very end for the flashbacks to make sense as a whole, and even then there are intentional gaps in terms of character motivation. However, Chabrol is in top form in this film, and the acting is excellent, with the two female leads providing strong performances.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg on November 25, 2011
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This seems to me to be rather a wonderful film from the later part of Chabrol's oeuvre, and stands far above other films he made from that period for me. It is a very 'down' story about two alcoholics but the actresses in question - Marie Trintignant and Stephane Audran - are both so brilliant that the film takes on a greater stature than it would otherwise have, going beyond a genre piece based on a Simenon story to become something really moving. Audran is sublime in a way that makes you feel how underused she has been since the early days with Chabrol, her presence on screen is so compelling, and Trintignant captures the pathos and vulnerability of her character in a way that is totally heartbreaking.
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5 of 11 people found the following review helpful By critic-ailleurs on October 20, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
1/2 star for the cinematography, 1/2 star for the editing, and 1 star for the late Marie Trintignant.
I am a fan of most films by director Claude Chabrol, but this was very disappointingly static to me, as Hollywoodian screenplays go (and this, French as it might be, is Hollywoodian cinema after all).
Watch two girls talk, get laid and drink ridiculous quantities of liquor... And watch Stephane Audran sit and try to look sincere (or sincerely insincere) for a good portion of footage... Some other actors are pretty bad and uninvolved also...
Masterful, but formally only. But Chabrol is very proud of it, so maybe this is ill-advised for you.
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