Jean-Pierre Denis

Murderous Maids

Murderous Maids

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.

Film Info

Cast
Sylvie Testud
Christine Papin
Julie-Marie Parmentier
Léa Papin
Isabelle Renauld
Clémence
François Levanthal
The veteran
Dominique Labourier
Madame Lancelin
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann
Monsieur Lancelin
Marie Donnio
Geneviève Lancelin
Credits
Director
Jean-Pierre Denis
Screenplay
Jean-Pierre Denis
Screenplay
Michèle Halberstadt
Based on the book L'affaire Papin by
Paulette Houdyer
Producer
Michèle Halberstadt
Producer
Laurent Pétin
Production manager
Daniel Bashieri
Cinematography
Jean-Marc Fabre
Production design
Bernard Vezat
Sound
Jean-Pierre Duret
Costume design
Sylvie De Segonzac
Makeup
Françoise Chapuis
Editing
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Mix
Thomas Gauder