Saturday, February 19, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #184

Movie: Les diaboliques (1955,French)

Plot: The former and current wife of a wicked man plan to murder him to be rid off his cruelty and to save the school of destitute children he runs shabbily. The murder plan goes well but the victim's body gets lost which gives jitters to the wives and after some suspenseful moments, the case gets solved.

  • A tough and solid screenplay that keeps us guessing till the very end of the film sets up the premise for an ideal suspense thriller and lives up to it.
  • The performances of the two wives - the calm and collected first & the weak and guilt ridden second.
  • The role of the police interrogator and the twists that come towards the end.
A neatly made suspenseful psychological thriller.

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