THE GIRL CUT IN TWO. It’s a true story that inspired Claude Chabrol’s film “The Girl Cut in Two”, worn by François Berléand, Ludivine Sagnier and Benoît Magimel.
[Mis à jour le 2 février 2022 à 20h40] The girl cut in half is a Drama directed by Claude Chabrol. This feature film, which brings together François Berléand, Ludivine Sagnier, and Benoît Magimel, is inspired by a real news item that has caused a lot of ink to flow. In 1906, the New York architect Stanford White was assassinated during a show in Madison Square Garden in front of a hundred witnesses. He is killed by a certain Harry Kendall Thaw.
The latter was married to Evelyne Nesbit, an actress seduced by the architect when she was a teenager. Thaw shot his wife’s former lover three times at the close range. Harry Kendall Thaw was tried in two trials. He pleaded insanity and is imprisoned in a criminally insane hospital. He was released in 1915. In the meantime, his wife obtained a divorce. The girl cut in half transposes this news item to offer a portrait of human nature, filled with pretense and cruelty.