The ailing spouse (Véra Clouzot) and manhandled mistress (Simone Signoret) of a sadistic boarding school headmaster (Paul Meurisse) plan and execute the man's murder -- but their plan goes haywire when the corpse vanishes. Henri-Georges Clouzot directs his real-life wife in this icy, black-and-white masterwork of homicide and Grand Guignol suspense, which ranked No. 49 on the Bravo network's "100 Scariest Movie Moments."
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- Henri-Georges Clouzot
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
EnglishLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
While Criterion has provided the premium transfer of this exceptional film, they have done little else -- yet they still charge they're premium prices. All the more reason for seeing this film as a Netflix rental. Sound is mono, but clear and the picture is indeed quite sharp.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it