Les diaboliques [1955]

05Feb12 – 8 – Les diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot: 1955)

LES DIABOLIQUES (1955). An oldie and still a goodie. And absolutely a classic, but I dunno. Without Simone Signoret it’s a solid 7; with her, it’s 8/10. (Available all over the ‘tubes, but only in really blurry copies with English subtitles.) [2/5/12]

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  1. […] Birkin standing by to stir up (erotic) trouble. But the screenplay is derivative (particularly of Les diaboliques and Plein soleil), schematic, formulaic; Jacques Deray’s directing is monotonous, slack, […]

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