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In this classic of French suspense, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women, brought together by their mutual hatred for the man, pull off the crime but become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse...

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Directed by

Henri-Georges Clouzot

Written by

Pierre Boileau (Author)
Thomas Narcejac (Author)
Henri-Georges Clouzot (Screenplay)
Jérôme Géronimi (Screenplay)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

See it, be amazed at it, but... BE QUIET ABOUT IT!

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Keywords

wife teacher lover (female) suspense terror swimming pool planned murder mistress french noir philanderer private detective boys' boarding school headmaster

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#223 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

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