- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 27, 2003
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Pathfinder Home Ent.
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Another suspense classic from French director Claude Chabrol, this taut psychological thriller tells the tale of a contented, middle-class husband (Michel Bouquet) who suspects his seemingly faithful wife (Stephane Audran) of carrying on an affair. He soon becomes consumed with jealousy and hires a private investigator to ascertain his wife's infidelity. When the detective confirms his worst fears, the husband embarks upon a series of events which test the boundaries of his marriage and the extent to which he will go to preserve his privileged lifestyle. Considered by many critics to be one of his best works, THE UNFAITHFUL WIFE showcases Chabrol's signature exploration of the hypocrisies of bourgeois morality while cloaking the proceedings in an atmosphere of unbearable tension and suspense. Recently remade as the American film UNFAITHFUL, starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere.