Checkmate

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Checkmate

short film

Checkmate

Release Date: November 01, 1956

Year    :   1956
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Romance
Production Companies    :   Les Films de la Pléiade
Director    :   Jacques Rivette
Producers    :   Pierre Braunberger, Claude Chabrol
Writers    :   Claude Chabrol, Charles L. Bitsch, Jacques Rivette
RunTime    :   29 mins.

Claire (Virginie Vitry) is a chic young Parisian woman married to a somewhat older husband, Jean (Jacques Doniol-Valcroze). As this 28-minute trifle opens, she leaves her husband playing baroque music at the piano, telling him she is off to see her sister, Solange. In reality she meets her lover, Claude (Jean-Claude Brialy) at his apartment; after some idle chatter and love-making he tells her a story of the shriveled heads that the Jivaro indians used to give their lovers as tokens of affection but as she shivers in disgust, he gives her a mink instead. How will they hide it from her husband though?




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