over 6 years
Clouzot and Hitchcock are so like-minded that their films are nearly indistinguishable.
over 6 years
Tremendous movie. One of the best thrillers ever made with a scene I will never forget!
over 7 years
Because of the unnerving bad-feel that permeates the film.
Les Diaboliques (French pronunciation: [le djabɔlik]), released as Diabolique in the United States and variously translated as The Devils or The Fiends, is a 1955 French black-and-white thriller feature film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot and Paul Meurisse. It is based on the novel Celle qui n'était plus (She Who Was No More) by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. The story blends elements of thriller and horror, with the plot focusing on a woman and her husband's mistress who conspire to murder the man; after the crime is committed, however, his body disappears, and a number of strange occurrences ensue. The film was the 9th highest grossing film of the year with a total of 3,674,380 admissions in France.
Clouzot, right after finishing Wages of Fear snatched the screenplay rights from master of suspense director, Alfred Hitchcock. This movie helped inspire Hitchcock's Psycho. Robert Bloch himself, the author of novel "Psycho", has stated in...