FRENCH
FILM
FESTIVAL
2018
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DIABOLIQUE
LES DIABOLIQUES PG
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Genre: Thirller, Adventure
Year: 1955
Duration: 117 minsLanguage: French with English subtitles

Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller from Henri‑Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school—who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.