This seminal work by Clouzot inspired Hitchcock’s Psycho. The plot is treacherously simple: a woman and her husband’s mistress conspire to murder the man they share. But when the body disappears and strange occurrences begin to haunt the two women, their reality becomes as questionable as their morals. Wired with heart-stopping tension, Diabolique anticipates and surpasses the genre of thrillers that it went on to inspire.
runtime: 117m format: 35mm
Part of our Thursday I series, You Are Your Own Voyeur: Female Sexuality and the Male Gaze
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