Director: Charlie Chaplin
Cast: Charlie Chaplin
USA 1947 | Black & White | 119mins | Crime
Avaliable on: DVD
Inspired by notorious French serial killer Landru, Henri Verdoux lures wealthy women by promising them sweet happily ever afters. After the wedding bells chime, however, he murders them for their fortunes. In this particularly dark comedy, Charlie Chaplin questions our perception of evil: isn’t this refined criminal a mere amateur compared to weapons suppliers and dictators? We stand ready to condemn a murderer, but when war victims are counted in millions, we celebrate a hero!