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Les Diaboliques / Diabolique

Les Diaboliques / Diabolique

A Feature film by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Produced by Vera Film, Filmsonor Marceau

Release in France : 29/01/1955


    In a French provincial town, Michel Delassalle, a sadistic headmaster of a school belonging to his wife Christina, a fragile young woman with a weak heart, carries on an affair with Nicole Horner, a strong, forceful teacher who has been his mistress from the day she arrived. He has, however, treated her as badly as his wife, and the two women have been driven into an alliance against him. Together they work out an elaborate plan to rid themselves of their common tormentor. Luring him away from the school to Nocole's cheap lodging house, they induce him to drink some doctored whiskey - and drown him in a bath. The body is later wrapped in a nylon tablecloth, packed into a laundry basket, taken back to the school, and at dark tipped into the grimy water of the school swimming pool. When, shortly after, the pool is drained, watched in anguished expectation from a window by the women, no corpse is there. Soon other mysterious events begin to occur...

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    Les Diaboliques / Diabolique

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    Actors (25)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Vera Film, Filmsonor Marceau

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    TF1 Studio

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    Filmsonor Marceau

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    Full credits (14)

    Assistant Director :

    Michel Romanoff

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    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean Dicop, Daniel Diot

    Production managers :

    Georges Testard, Louis de Masure

    Continuity supervisor :

    Jeanne Witta-Montrobert

    Artistic Director :

    Léon Barsacq

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    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Film noir

    Themes :

    Relationships, Murder

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 54 min

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    Black & White