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The Bridesmaid, by French director Claude Chabrol, is a masterfully told tale of a twentysomething salesman named Philippe, who spends most of his time juggling work and family. His hands are full pacifying upset clients and his distressed single mother, who frets over her three kids. When Philippe meets Senta (a mysterious young woman who claims to be an actress) at his oldest sister’s wedding, they instantly fall in love. But when Senta asks Philippe to kill someone -- anyone -- to prove his devotion, things take a decidedly deadly turn. It's a gripping exploration of obsession by the 76-year-old Chabrol, who’s still at the top of his game.
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