Diabolique

Les diaboliques, feature film, crime drama, horror, France, 1955

DIRECTED BY: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Diabolique

CAST:
Simone Signoret (Nicole Horner),
Véra Clouzot (Christina Delassalle),
Paul Meurisse (Michel Delassalle),
Charles Vanel (Alfred Fichet),
Jean Brochard (Plantiveau)

SCRIPT:
Jérôme Géronimi,
Henri-Georges Clouzot,
Frédéric Grendel,
René Masson (based on novel by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac)

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Armand Thirard

MUSIC:
Georges Van Parys

EDITING:
Madeleine Gug

Synopsis:
Michel Delassalle is the headmaster of a shabby boarding school. He is a sadist who treats his both his fragile wife and his lover, a school colleague, badly. Fed up with his behavior, the two women join forces and decide to murder him. They put a pill in his drink, drown him in the tub and dump his body in the school swimming pool. When the pool is drained, there is no body. The next day some students claim to have seen the headmaster…

b/w, 117'

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