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Les Diaboliques (Diabolique)
Image:Diabolique.jpg
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
Written by Pierre Boileau
Thomas Narcejac
Starring Simone Signoret
Véra Clouzot
Michel Serrault
Paul Meurisse
Produced by Henri-Georges Clouzot
Distributed by
Release date 1954
Runtime 107 min
Language French
Budget
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Image File history File links Diabolique DVD cover This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Henri-Georges Clouzot (November 20, 1904 - January 12, 1977) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. ... Boileau-Narcejac is the name by which Pierre Boileau (Paris, 28 April 1906 - Beaulieu-sur-Mer, 1989) and Pierre Ayraud, aka Thomas Narcejac (Rochefort-sur-Mer, 3 July 1908 - Nice, 1998) wrote. ... Boileau-Narcejac is the name by which Pierre Boileau (Paris, 28 April 1906 - Beaulieu-sur-Mer, 1989) and Pierre Ayraud, aka Thomas Narcejac (Rochefort-sur-Mer, 3 July 1908 - Nice, 1998) wrote. ... Simone Signoret Simone Signoret (March 25, 1921 - September 30, 1985), was a French actress. ... Michel Serrault (January 24, 1928) is a French actor. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1955 movie

Les Diaboliques is a black-and-white film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (U.K. title = The Fiends) based on the novel Celle qui n'était plus by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Henri-Georges Clouzot (November 20, 1904 - January 12, 1977) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. ... Boileau-Narcejac is the name by which Pierre Boileau (Paris, 28 April 1906 - Beaulieu-sur-Mer, 1989) and Pierre Ayraud, aka Thomas Narcejac (Rochefort-sur-Mer, 3 July 1908 - Nice, 1998) wrote. ... Boileau-Narcejac is the name by which Pierre Boileau (Paris, 28 April 1906 - Beaulieu-sur-Mer, 1989) and Pierre Ayraud, aka Thomas Narcejac (Rochefort-sur-Mer, 3 July 1908 - Nice, 1998) wrote. ...


Variously described as a "mystery" a "thriller" and even a "horror film," the 1955 classic, starring Simone Signoret, created something of a sensation. The story is about a romantic triangle that turns deadly when a man's wife and mistress conspire to murder him, but then the body disappears, and things get very weird. It has often been likened to the films of Alfred Hitchcock in that it is still creepy even when you have seen it before and know how it comes out. The end credit contains an early example of an "anti-spoiler message", requesting the audience not to disclose the plot to others who have not seen the film. Simone Signoret Simone Signoret (March 25, 1921 - September 30, 1985), was a French actress. ... A love triangle refers to a romantic relationship involving three people. ... Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a British-born American film director and producer, closely associated with the suspense thriller genre. ... A spoiler is a summary or description of a narrative (or part of a narrative) that relates plot elements not revealed early in the narrative itself. ...


The writers of the novel Celle Qui N'Etait Plus, Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, are credited with early use, if not coinage, of the term film noir, which as also been used to describe Les Diaboliques. This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ...


Cast 1955

  • Simone Signoret
  • Véra Clouzot
  • Paul Meurisse
  • Charles Vanel
  • Jean Brochard
  • Pierre Larquey
  • Michel Serrault
  • Thérèse Dorny
  • Noël Roquevert
  • Yves-Marie Maurin
  • Georges Poujouly
  • Georges Chamarat
  • Jacques Varennes
  • Robert Dalban
  • Jean Lefebvre

Simone Signoret Simone Signoret (March 25, 1921 - September 30, 1985), was a French actress. ... Michel Serrault (January 24, 1928) is a French actor. ... Jean Lefebvre (March 10, 1919 - July 8, 2004) was a French actor. ...

1996 movie

Diabolique is a 1996 American film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is a remake of the 1955 film. This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ...


Cast 1996

Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958 in Meadville, Pennsylvania) is an American actress, model (height: 5 ft 7 in (1. ... Isabelle Adjani Isabelle Yasmine Adjani (born June 27, 1955) is one of Frances best known actresses. ... Chazz Palminteri (born 15 May 1952) is an American actor and writer. ... Kathy Bates (right) with Frances Conroy in Six Feet Under. ... Gray in Grays Anatomy (1996). ...

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Amazon.com: Diabolique: DVD: Sharon Stone,Isabelle Adjani,Chazz Palminteri,Kathy Bates,Spalding Gray,Shirley ... (0 words)
This is a sexploitation thriller but not all that bad, mainly because it is played somewhat tongue-in-cheek so that the plot absurdities might be overlooked in the interest of high camp, or at least in the interest of a mild diversion, and also because the women are diabolically diverting each in her own way.
This is a remake of Les Diaboliques (1955) starring Simone Signoret which I have not seen.
First of all, Diabolique is not a bad movie, it just doesn't deliver the suspense and atmosphere of the original masterpiece (Les Diaboliques).
Diabolique (1955) - A Review by David Nusair (376 words)
More than anything, Diabolique perfectly defines the term "slow build." Director Henri-Georges Clouzot takes his time in setting up the story and indeed, it's around the 30-minute mark before anything of substance happens.
Though there are sporadic moments of dark humor (including the fate of poor schoolboy Moinet, who keeps insisting that he's talked to Michel), the film works best as a suspenseful and occasionally creepy nail-biter.
Diabolique doesn't move a mile-a-minute, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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