Making Waves

Claude Chabrol, one of the early pioneers of French New Wave cinema, died yesterday at the age of 80.

Though not as well-known as some of his very well-known contemporaries, Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut, Chabrol thrilled audiences for years with his cerebral-styled thrillers and kept working right up until the end as his last film, Inspector Bellamy, starring GĂ©rard Depardieu is coming out in October.

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