" The Flower of Evil is a film about lies and power - And the power of lies." Martin Karmitz
An odious leaflet sows discord within the Charpin-Vasseur family in the middle of the election campaign and brings to the surface dark memories... Incest, murder and betrayal are at the heart of this psychological thriller.
“I am not cruel, but ultimately rather sentimental. The day I make a fierce film, we will notice it. I have a tenderness for human weaknesses. […] In fact, I asked Caroline Eliacheff to give the characters a very heavy background, so as to have a strong action. With her, with her knowledge of psychoanalysis, relations are certified as accurate. I hate movies where you don't understand the plot, let alone the reactions of the characters. This makes it impossible for spectators to participate in the action. – Claude Chabrol
THE FLOWER OF EVIL 2002 – Colors – 104 mins New Master Restored 4K French original version Audio description Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Available in single Blu-ray or DVD editions
.PRESENTATION OF THE FILM BY JOËL MAGNY (3 mins)
.COMMENTS BY CLAUDE CHABROL (47 mins) Claude Chabrol explains six scenes from the film.
.FILM SHOOTING (26 mins)
.INTERVIEW WITH CAROLINE ELIACHEFF, CO-SCREENWRITER OF THE FILM (25 mins) Psychoanalyst and child psychiatrist Caroline Eliacheff talks about the characters in LaFleur du mal , frighteningly normal but haunted by family secrets, and the similarities between this film, La Cérémonie and Merci pour le Chocolat .
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING • French version DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / Audio description Dolby Digital 2.0 • Deaf and hard of hearing subtitles • 1.66 format respected • Colors • Film length: 105 mins
DVD 9 – NEW RESTORED MASTER • French version Dolby Digital 5.1 • Audio description Dolby Digital 2.0 • Deaf and hard of hearing subtitles • 1.66 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 – Colors • Film length: 100 mins