A WOMAN KILLS

 

directed by Jean-Denis Bonan

 

 

 

 

A thrilling classic rises from the ashes.

 

 Paris, in the 1960s. A series of crimes trouble the tranquility of the city. Hélène Picard is finally found guilty of the murders of fellow prostitutes and sentenced to death. On March 22th 1968, two years after her trial, she is put to death by executioner Louis Guilbeau. A few days after the execution violent crimes, similar to Hélène’s, start occurring again. At the same time, Louis G. has an affair with the police officer, a woman, in charge of the investigation. What are the dark links hidden behind the relationship between the executioner and this mysterious police officer? Who is this obscure man in reality? 

DRAMA HD Remastered - B&W - 1968/2014 - FRANCE - 69min

 

ORIGINAL TITLE LA FEMME BOURREAU

CAST Claude Merlin, Solange Pradel, Myriam Mézières

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE French

PRODUCED BY Luna Park Films

DIRECTOR

Born in 1942 in Tunisia, Jean-Denis Bonan is a French filmmaker, plastic artist and writer. He tought editing at the Institut Des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques. Founder of the ARC and of Cinélutte, he created the TV magazine Métropolis for ARTE with Pierre-André Boutang. He also directed the magazine Alés for the French TV channel FRANCE 3. He initiated several collections of films for both TV channels FRANCE 2 and FRANCE 3, notably Histoires d’Amour, Les Moments de la Folie et Traces.