Le Boucher – The Butcher

Posted on Mar 5, 2013

Production year:      1969le_boucher_chabrol

France release date:    February, 27th 1970  

Sold tickets: 220 000

Drama, Thriller

France – Italy


Directed by Claude CHABROL

With Stéphane Audran, JeanYanne


In a village of the Perigord, the daily life of its residents is troubled by mysterious murders in which women have their throats cut.
By who?
The butcher, a former warrior who fought in Indochine and Algeria, becomes the suspect n°1 to the headmistress of the school, despite the tender feeling she could have felt for him.

Screenplay, dialogs:  Claude Chabrol

Producer: André Génovès

Composers: Pierre Jansen, Dominique Zardi

Director pf photography: Jean Rabier

Camera operator: Claude Zidi

Script supervisor: Catherine Dodd

Editor: Jacques Gaillard

Set designer: Guy Littaye

Make up: Louis Bonnemaison

Costumes: Dany Rayet

Hairstyle artist: Renée Guidet

Sound: Guy Chichignoud

Unit production manager: Guy Chichignoud


Production :  Les Films La Boëtie (fr) ; Euro International (it)

Sales: Parafrance Films

Shooting in Dordogne:

Shot in Trémolat, Bergerac, Périgueux


  • San Sebastian – Best actress ;
  • Bodil Awards (Denmark) – Best European movie ;
  • Quoted as Best film of the year 1971 by the New York Film Critics Circle members.