Tag Archives: Jacques Penot
Roufa (Abdel Kechiche) is an attractive young man, and that works out well for him because he is a practitioner of “bezness:” he’s a sex-for-hire boy for the tourists who come to Tunisia. His girlfriend deeply resents his having sex with other women but doesn’t seem much bothered that a rich German man he’s been having sex with is hoping to sponsor him in Europe.
Le cri du hibou / The Cry of the Owl (1987) Claude Chabrol, Christophe Malavoy, Mathilda May, Jacques Penot, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Robert is an architect and artist, in Vichy after separating from his Parisian wife, Véronique, herself newly engaged. Robert finds it calms him to stand in the shadows of the home of Juliette and Patrick and watch her cook. She thinks he’s a prowler and confronts him, then invites him in. Soon, she’s dumped Patrick, decided she’s in love with this stranger, and pursues him. Robert’s diffident, Patrick is furious, and violence follows. The police are incompetent, Véronique sees an opportunity to play revenge games, and the impressionable Juliette is ensnared by thoughts of death. Can anyone exercise reason?