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Les Diaboliques

Les Diaboliques

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

year: 1955

colour: no

certificate: 15

director: Henri-Georges Clouzot

runtime: 114

Henri-Georges Clouzot's thriller about 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 with almost unbearable suspense...


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