Checkmate

(1956)
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Overview

Claire (Virginie Vitry) is a chic young Parisian woman married to a somewhat older husband, Claude (Jean-Claude Brialy). 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, Jean (Jacques Doniol-Valcroze) 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?

  1. Jacques Rivette

    Director, Writer

  2. Claude Chabrol

    Screenplay

  3. Charles L. Bitsch

    Writer

Facts

Original Title Le Coup du berger

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1956
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 0h 28m

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