Filmmaker Claude Chabrol, 80

“One of the founding fathers of the New Wave of French film, Chabrol was best known for his masterful suspense thrillers, subversive female roles and stinging critiques of the bourgeoisie. His first work, Le Beau Serge, was released in 1958 and he made more than 80 films, his last – [Bellamy,] a murder mystery starring Gérard Depardieu – released last year.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 09/12/10