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Diabolique (Les diaboliques) (1955)

Diabolique
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Simone Signoret

Simone Signoret

Nicole Horner
Véra Clouzot

Véra Clouzot

Christina Delassalle
Paul Meurisse

Paul Meurisse

Michel Delassalle
Charles Vanel

Charles Vanel

Alfred Fichet, le commissaire
Jean Brochard

Jean Brochard

Plantiveau, le concierge
Thérèse Dorny

Thérèse Dorny

Mme. Herboux
Michel Serrault

Michel Serrault

M. Raymond, le surveillant
Georges Chamarat

Georges Chamarat

Dr. Loisy


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3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 5 15:00
4 votes
Amazing and masterpiecing film noir-thriller by one of the greatest directors in history,and one of the most underrated Henri-Georges Clouzot.Justly regarded as one of the masters of suspense. He directed the project so that the power to emerging underground. It gives information on developments only the last possible moment, and this succeeds without allowing the creation of gaps in the complex. ... read more

A classic

2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 2 17:15
2 votes
Back then to, the biggest rival to Alfred Hitchcock was the French director, Henri-George Clouzot. There were actually competing to make this movie but, eventually, Clouzot was the one who had the honour to adapt this bestseller and with great success as it became an instant classic. Indeed, the directing is quite amazing and provides a mesmerizing eerie atmosphere. The cast composed of the French... read more

worthy of Hitchcock

6 years, 4 months ago at Apr 27 16:52
2 votes
Clouzot directs with a cruelty that combines a nastily tangled storyline worthy of Hitchcock with three strong performances (one of which is the beautiful Simone Signoret) and a seedy setting.
There are scenes of physical horror, but Clouzot also sets the flesh creeping with incidences of ordinary nastiness.


The remake with Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri and Sharon... read more
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Description: The wife and mistress of a sadistic boarding school headmaster plot to kill him. They drown him in the bathtub and dump the body in the school's filthy swimming pool... but when the pool is drained, the body has disappeared - and subsequent reported sightings of the headmaster slowly drive his 'killers' (and the audience) up the wall ... (more)
Release date: 21 November 1955
UPC: 037429135020
Thriller (11), Mystery (9), French (9), Murder (8), France (7), 1950s (6), Horror (6), Boarding School (5), 1955 (5), Film Noir (5), Drowning (5), Conspiracy (4), Crime (4), Heart Attack (4), Swimming Pool (4), Bathtub (4), Hitchcockian (3), Drama (3), French Cinema (2), Children (2)
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