Alternate Titles: La Femme Bourreau
Claude Merlin, Solange Pradel, Myriam
Paris, in the 1960s. A series of crimes trouble the tranquility of the city. Hélène Picard is finally found guilty of the murders of fellow prostitutes and sentenced to death. On March 22th 1968, two years after her trial, she is put to death by executioner Louis Guilbeau. A few days after the execution violent crimes, similar to Hélène’s, start occurring again. At the same time, Louis G. has an affair with the police officer, a woman, in charge of the investigation.
What are the dark links hidden behind the relationship between the executioner and this mysterious police officer? Who is this obscure man in reality?