Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Quebec City Film Festival
Whether you call it "Les Diaboliques", "The Devils" or "The Fiends", this beautiful restoration of a classic of French suspense will shock you! In the greatest thriller Hitchcock never made, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle (Paul Meurisse), becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife (Vera Clouzot) and the mistress he brazenly flaunts (Simone Signoret). 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 mysteriously disappears.
Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner
National Board of Review Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Award Winner
Prix Louis Delluc Winner