The Third Lover

Directed by Claude Chabrol
Year: 1963
Running Time: 80 minutes
Country: France, Italy
Language: French

André Mercier, is a failed, embittered writer, working under the pen name Albin Mercier. On a journalism gig in Germany, his path crosses with that of Andreas Hartmann, another writer, who's managed to make a living for himself. The successful Andreas is married to Hélène, a beautiful Frenchwoman, who quickly becomes the apple of Mercier's eye. While Andreas is off on a business trip, Mercier tries to seduce Hélène to make her his lover and, eventually, take over Andreas' life.

Cast
Stéphane Audran
Jacques Charrier
Walther Reyer
Erika Tweer
Michael Münzer
Claude Romet

Crew
Directed by Claude Chabrol