The Cry of the Owl Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christophe Malavoy, Mathilda May, Jacques Penot, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Virginie Thévenet

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Adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel, THE CRY OF THE OWL (Le cri du Hibou) is a movie written and directed by Claude Chabrol in 1987. Mathilda May earned the 1987 French Academy Award in the Most Promising Actress category.
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Robert is trying to recover from a severe nervous breakdown. He makes the acquaintance of Mathilda May, a young woman he had secretly observed for several weeks. Mathilda falls in love with Robert and leaves her boyfriend Patrick. Robert who didn't ask for Mathilda's love must now face an agressive Patrick who attacks him one night.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Lover is...    -   physically ill or deformed Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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