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Diabolique

The notoriously ruthless 1955 thriller by France's most neurotic director, Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear). Clouzot cast his own wife, Vera, as an invalid who plots the murder of her husband, assisted by his mistress (Simone Signoret). Set in the rotting confines of a private school for boys, the film is cruel, sour, and—unfortunately—very effective. In French with subtitles.

Credits

Director:

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot

Cast:

  • Simone Signoret
  • Vera Clouzot
  • Paul Meurisse
  • Charles Vanel
  • Jean Brochard
  • Noel Roquebert
  • Therese Dorny
  • Pierre Larquey
  • Michel Serrault
  • Yves Marie Maurin
  • Georges Poujouly
  • Jean Temerson
  • Georges Chamarat
  • Jacques Varennes
  • Roberto Rodrigo
  • Jean-Pierre Bonnefous
  • Michel Dumur
  • Henri Humbert

Writers:

  • Pierre Boileau
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Jérôme Géronimi
  • Frédéric Grendel
  • Rene Masson
  • Thomas Narcejac

Producer:

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot

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