Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame Lancelin takes them into her home and employs the girls as maids. Christine sees in Madame Lancelin an ideal mother figure — in spite of her severity. But their wretched background — an indifferent mother and drunken abusive father — casts a shadow over the girls and over time their ill-fated situation darkens. The sisters withdraw into themselves and finish by committing the worst — killing Madame Lancelin and her daughter after six years of service, on the 2 February 1933 in Le Mans.

Movie Data


Original Title Les blessures assassines

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • April 19, 2002



Cast 8

  1. Julie-Marie Parmentier
  2. Sylvie Testud

    Sylvie Testud
    Christine Papin

  3. Isabelle Renauld

    Isabelle Renauld

  4. François Levantal
  5. DL

    Dominique Labourier
    madame Lancelin

  6. JN

    Jean-Gabriel Nordmann
    monsieur Lancelin

  7. MD

    Marie Donnio
    Geneviève Lancelin

  8. LB

    Lily Boulogne

Crew 1


  1. JD

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