La Chair de l'orchidée

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La Chair de l'orchidée
Directed by Patrice Chéreau
Produced by Vincent Malle
Written by James Hadley Chase (novel)
Jean-Claude Carrière
Patrice Chéreau
Starring Charlotte Rampling
Bruno Cremer
Edwige Feuillère
Simone Signoret
Alida Valli
Hans Christian Blech
Music by Fiorenzo Carpi
Cinematography Pierre Lhomme
Edited by Pierre Gillette
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
January 29, 1975
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
West Germany
Language French

La Chair de l'orchidée (English: The Flesh of the Orchid) is a 1975 film adaptation of the 1948 novel, The Flesh of the Orchid by mystery writer James Hadley Chase, "a pulp-novel sequel to No Orchids for Miss Blandish"[1] (1939). The story was selected by French author Patrice Chéreau, in his directorial debut and already well known for his stage direction, as the subject for his first film.

The film stars Charlotte Rampling, Simone Signoret, Bruno Cremer and Edwige Feuillère.


  1. ^ Bergan, Ronald (8 October 2013). "Patrice Chéreau obituary / Film, opera and stage director known for La Reine Margot and his Ring cycle at Bayreuth in 1976". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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