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The Breach (1970)

124 min | Thriller

Helene Regnier's husband Charles, who is mentally ill, injures their son Michel in a rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son's condition and vow to win custody of Michel. While ...See moreHelene Regnier's husband Charles, who is mentally ill, injures their son Michel in a rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son's condition and vow to win custody of Michel. While the boy is in hospital, Helene rents a room in a boarding house nearby. The Regniers hire Paul Thomas, a family acquaintance who needs money, to find dirt on Helene before the court hearing on custody. Paul moves into the boarding house and, with the help of his girlfriend Sonia, who rarely wears clothes, plots to ruin Helene's reputation and then her very life. Written by See less
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Charlotte Armstrong (novel "The Balloon Man") | Claude Chabrol
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Updated Aug 26, 1970

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Oct 4, 1973 (United States)

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Stéphane Audran
Hélène Régnier Hélène Régnier   See fewer
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Jean-Pierre Cassel
Paul Thomas Paul Thomas   See fewer
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Michel Bouquet
Ludovic Régnier Ludovic Régnier   See fewer
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Annie Cordy
Mme Pinelli Mme Pinelli   See fewer
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Jean-Claude Drouot
Charles Régnier Charles Régnier   See fewer
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Jean Carmet
Henri Pinelli Henri Pinelli   See fewer
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Louise Chevalier
La deuxième parque La deuxième parque   See fewer
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Suzy Falk
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Pierre Le Rumeur
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Margo Lion
Mme Humbert - le première parque (as Margot Lion) Mme Humbert - le première parque (as Margot Lion)   See fewer
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Maria Michi
La troisième parque La troisième parque   See fewer
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Antonio Passalia
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Dominique Zardi
Le marchand de ballons Le marchand de ballons   See fewer
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Angelo Infanti
Le docteur Blanchard Le docteur Blanchard   See fewer
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Mario David
Gerard Mostelle Gerard Mostelle   See fewer
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Michel Duchaussoy
Maître Allan Jourdan - l'avocat d'Hélène Maître Allan Jourdan - l'avocat d'Hélène   See fewer
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Catherine Rouvel
Sonia - la maîtresse de Paul Sonia - la maîtresse de Paul   See fewer
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Laurent Brunschwick
Michel Régnier - le fils d'Hélène et de Charles Michel Régnier - le fils d'Hélène et de Charles   See fewer
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Claude Chabrol
Un passager dans le tramway (uncredited) Un passager dans le tramway (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 1,341 votes