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Diabolique


Diabolique

Rated:None
Director:Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast:Vera Clouzot, Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel
Release Date:1955
Genre:Suspense

At the Charles Theatre April 22 at noon, April 24 at 7 p.m., and April 27 at 9 p.m.

By Tom Scocca | Posted 4/19/2006

Henri-Georges Clouzotís 1955 thriller is obviously from a bygone era: Itís carefully crafted, witty, and saturated with suspense instead of gore. The wife (Vera Clouzot) and the mistress (Simone Signoret) of a tyrannical schoolmaster (Paul Meurisse) conspire to kill him, and do, and dump his body in a murky swimming pool so it looks like an accident. All they have to do is wait for the body to float up. And wait, as a genial retired police inspector (Charles Vanel) starts asking questions. And wait, as disturbing rumors circulate among the schoolboys. And wait...

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