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Henri-Georges Clouzot

Les diaboliques (Diabolique)

117' - 1955 - Crime, Drama, Horror - Dialogue: French, English
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot Composer: Georges Van Parys With: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
One of the most suspenseful films ever made, Les diaboliques revolves around a callous schoolmaster, Michel Delasalle (Paul Meurisse), his heiress wife, Christina (Vera Clouzot), and his mistress, Nicole (Simone Signoret). Nicole, a cold-blooded murderess, helps Christina poison and drown her husband. They dump the corpse in the pool of Michel's boarding school, but Christina grows increasingly fearful that Michel is still alive. An investigation of the schoolmaster's death proceeds, but when the pool is drained no body is found. Adding to the mystery is the testimony of schoolchildren who insist they've seen Michel.

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Credits

Director

Henri-Georges Clouzot

Composer

Georges Van Parys

With

Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

Scenario

Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jérôme Géronimi, René Masson, Frédéric Grendel

Director of Photography

Armand Thirard

Editor

Madeleine Gug

Producer

Henri-Georges Clouzot, Georges Lourau

More information

Dialogue

French, English

Countries of production

France

Screenplay based on

"Celle qui n'était plus" (Boileau-Narcejac)

Year

1955

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