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Diabolique (1996)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Thriller  |  22 March 1996 (USA)
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The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

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Storyline

The wife and mistress of a cruel school master collaborate in a carefully planned and executed attempt to murder him. The plan goes well until the body, which has been strategically dumped, disappears. The strain starts to tell on the two women as a retired police investigator who is looking into the disappearance on a whim begins to think that they know more than they are telling, and their mental state is not helped when their victim is seen, apparently alive and well by one of the pupils. Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

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Two women. One man. The combination can be murder.


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Rated R for violence/terror, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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22 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diabólicas  »

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$17,100,000 (USA)
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Sharon Stone and the film's producer James G. Robinson fell out over her refusal to do a nude scene. See more »

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Nicole: One good drink oughta do it!
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Diabolique
27 October 1999 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

A tyrannical school principal terrorizes his fragile wife with heart disease and his cynical mistress as well (both are teachers in the couple's private school). The two women plot to kill him, but after the murder their plan starts to fall through. The body disappears, then more and more signs become apparent to prove: he is alive.

The real mystery is why anyone had to remake a classic French thriller that was imitated so many times before, why it had to be done so terribly, cast so wrongly and acted in such unsubtle way - and why anyone on earth should care the whole stuff.


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