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Release Date: January 29, 1955

Year    :   1955
Slogan    :   «See it, be amazed at it, but... BE QUIET ABOUT IT!»
Genres    :   Drama, Horror, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Véra Films, Filmsonor
Director    :   Henri-Georges Clouzot
Producers    :   Henri-Georges Clouzot, Georges Lourau, Louis de Masure, Georges Testard
Writers    :   Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jérôme Géronimi, Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, René Masson, Frédéric Grendel
RunTime    :   117 mins.

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse mysteriously disappears.

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