Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Les Diaboliques, a film which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S. It tells the story of two women – the fragile wife and the willful mistress of a sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school. Together they hatch a daring revenge. With its narrative twists and terrifying images, Les Diabolique provides a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.
Véra Clouzot, Simone Signoret, Jean Brochard, Pierre Larquey