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Landru (US title: Bluebeard) is a 1963 French motion picture drama directed by Claude Chabrol. The screenplay was written by Françoise Sagan. The film stars Charles Denner, Michèle Morgan, Danielle Darrieux and Hildegard Knef.

Landru
Landru film poster.jpg
Directed byClaude Chabrol
Produced byGeorges de Beauregard
Carlo Ponti
Written byFrançoise Sagan
StarringCharles Denner
Michèle Morgan
Danielle Darrieux
Hildegard Knef
Music byPierre Jansen
CinematographyJean Rabier
Edited byJacques Gaillard
Production
company
Compagnia Cinematografica Champion
Rome Paris Films
Release date
  • 25 January 1963 (1963-01-25)
Running time
115 min
CountryItaly / France
LanguageFrench

It was based on the story of French serial killer Henri Désiré Landru, who murdered and dismembered more than 10 women during World War I.

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During World War I, a seemingly respectable middle-aged man Henri Landru has devised an ingenious means of obtaining money to supplement his dwindling income. Adopting various assumed names, he lures middle-class women to his villa at Gambais just outside Paris, where he kills them and burns their bodies. He then helps himself to his victims’ bank accounts so that he can keep his wife, his mistress and his four children in the manner to which they have grown accustomed. Having murdered ten women and one boy, Landru is finally captured and placed before a court of law. Eloquent in his protestations of innocence, he is confident that no jury will condemn a man of such intellect and breeding.

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