LE BOUCHER (FILM)
LA PEAU DE CHAGRIN - THE WILD ASS'S SKIN (BOOK)
THE WILD ASS'S SKIN
Honoré de Balzac
Written in 1831, the wild ass's skin tells the story of a shopkeeper who offers to Raphael de Valentin, a shagreen (a piece of wild ass's skin) from the days of King Salomon. This skin has the magical property of granting wishes! But it will come at a cost...
Director : Claude Chabrol
A tragic love story set in a charming French village, about 2 emotionally damaged characters : a schoolmistress who just arrived from Paris and the local butcher who just returned from war...