- 93 minutes
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.
|Screenplay||Jean-Pierre Denis and Michèle Halberstadt|
|Based on the book L'affaire Papin by||Paulette Houdyer|
|Producer||Michèle Halberstadt and Laurent Pétin|
|Production manager||Daniel Bashieri|
|Production design||Bernard Vezat|
|Costume design||Sylvie De Segonzac|