Murderous Maids

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More than seventy years on, the case of the Papin sisters, the servants who murdered and mutilated their mistress and her daughter in pre-World War II Le Mans, remains an enigma. Jean-Pierre Denis’s film is the definitive screen version: at once a... read more

More than seventy years on, the case of the Papin sisters, the servants who murdered and mutilated their mistress and her daughter in pre-World War II Le Mans, remains an enigma. Jean-Pierre Denis’s film is the definitive screen version: at once a stunning dramatization of the events leading up to the tragedy, and a compelling interrogation of the class issues that are believed to have contributed to the incident.

Original Release

11/22/2000

Cast

Julie-Marie Parmentier Léa Papin
Sylvie Testud Christine Papin
Isabelle Renauld Clémence
Francois Levantal le Gazé
Dominique Labourier madame Lancelin
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann monsieur Lancelin
Marie Donnio Geneviève Lancelin
Lily Boulogne Alberta
Nadia Barentin La mère supérieure
Tessa Szczeciniarz Christine Papin (11 ans)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean-Pierre Denis

Writers

Jean-Pierre Denis, Michèle Pétin, Paulette Houdyer

Cast

Julie-Marie Parmentier Léa Papin
Sylvie Testud Christine Papin
Isabelle Renauld Clémence
Francois Levantal le Gazé
Dominique Labourier madame Lancelin
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann monsieur Lancelin
Marie Donnio Geneviève Lancelin
Lily Boulogne Alberta
Nadia Barentin La mère supérieure
Tessa Szczeciniarz Christine Papin (11 ans)
Charlotte Guille Emilia Papin (13 ans)
Camille Leproust Léa Papin (9 ans)
Jean Terensier L'oncle
Alain Rimoux Le maire
Michael Abiteboul Etienne
Brigitte Antonicelli La surveillante
Didier Bardoux Le rabatteur
Séverine Batier Soeur Marguerite
Noëlle Cazenave Hélène
Blanche Raynal Madame 4

Producers

Editors

Marie-Hélène Dozo

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