The Unfaithful Wife [DVD] [1968]

Claude Chabrol directed this thriller of a woman tempted into an affair, which was the basis for American hit Unfaithful. La Femme Infidèle (aka The Unfaithful Wife) has been given a full-screen transfer at the aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in French, with optional English-language subtitles. As a bonus, this edition includes the film's original trailer, as well as cast and crew biographies.
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Special Features

  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • Filmographies
  • Trailer


The Unfaithful Wife
Stéphane Audran plays the title character, Hélène Desvallées, the bored wife of insurance executive Charles Desvallées (Michel Bouquet). Charles suspects Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala (Maurice Ronet). Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ends with the husband bludgeoning the author to death and then calmly disposing of the evidence. When Hélène is questioned about Victor's murder, she discovers on her own that her husband is guilty. Instead of turning him in, Hélène is so thrilled that Charles cares so deeply about her that she is more in love with him than ever before. The Unfaithful Wife was directed by Claude Chabrol, the then real-life husband of leading lady Stéphane Audran. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Michel Bouquet
    Michel Bouquet - Charles
  • Maurice Ronet
    Maurice Ronet - Victor
  • Michel Duchaussoy
    Michel Duchaussoy - Police Officer Duval
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    Guy Marly - Police Officer Gobet
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    Serge Bento - Bignon

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