The Breach (film)
The Breach (French: "La Rupture") is a 1970 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol, based on the novel The Balloon Man by Charlotte Armstrong. The film was also known as The Breakup at times in its release in the United States. The film had a total of 927,678 admissions in France.
|Directed by||Claude Chabrol|
|Screenplay by||Claude Chabrol|
|Based on||The Balloon Man|
by Charlotte Armstrong
|Music by||Pierre Jansen|
|Edited by||Jacques Gaillard|
|Distributed by||Gaumont Film Company|
New Line Cinema
Hélène Régnier's (Audran) mentally ill husband Charles (Drouot) injures their son Michel in a violent rage. Charles is then forced to move back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who use Hélène as a scapegoat for their son's mental state and decide to take over custody of Michel by any means necessary. While the boy is recovering in a local hospital, Hélène moves to a boarding house nearby. The Régniers hire Paul Thomas (Cassel), an impoverished family acquaintance, to find out something about Hélène which would help them in their custody battle. Paul moves into the boarding house and, with the help of his girlfriend Sonia (Rouvel), plots to ruin Hélène's reputation and then possibly kill her.
|Stéphane Audran||Hélène Régnier|
|Jean-Pierre Cassel||Paul Thomas|
|Michel Bouquet||Ludovic Régnier|
|Annie Cordy||Mme. Pinelli|
|Jean-Claude Drouot||Charles Régnier|
|Jean Carmet||Henri Pinelli|
|Claude Chabrol||Un passager dans le tramway|
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