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Rumpled, folksy detective Fichet, played by Charles Vanel, was the inspiration for ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.

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Rumpled, folksy detective Fichet, played by Charles Vanel, Creator/CharlesVanel, was the inspiration for ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.


The story takes place at a run-down boys' boarding school. Christina (Véra Clouzot) and Nicole (Simone Signoret), respectively the wife and [[TheMistress mistress]] of the school's JerkAss headmaster Michel (Paul Meurisse), conspire to kill him. However, after they carry it out, his body disappears, and then things just get weirder.

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The story takes place at a run-down boys' boarding school. Christina (Véra Clouzot) and Nicole (Simone Signoret), (Creator/SimoneSignoret), respectively the wife and [[TheMistress mistress]] of the school's JerkAss headmaster Michel (Paul Meurisse), conspire to kill him. However, after they carry it out, his body disappears, and then things just get weirder.


Christina and Nicole, respectively the wife and [[TheMistress mistress]] of Michel the JerkAss boarding-school headmaster, conspire to kill him. However, after they carry it out, his body disappears, and then things just get weirder. Christina and Nicole are played by Véra Clouzot and Simone Signoret respectively, while Paul Meurisse plays Michel.

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The story takes place at a run-down boys' boarding school. Christina (Véra Clouzot) and Nicole, Nicole (Simone Signoret), respectively the wife and [[TheMistress mistress]] of Michel the school's JerkAss boarding-school headmaster, headmaster Michel (Paul Meurisse), conspire to kill him. However, after they carry it out, his body disappears, and then things just get weirder. Christina and Nicole are played by Véra Clouzot and Simone Signoret respectively, while Paul Meurisse plays Michel.\n


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Christina and Nicole, respectively the wife and [[TheMistress mistress]] of Michel the JerkAss boarding-school headmaster, conspire to kill him. However, after they carry it out, his body disappears, and then things just get weirder. Christina and Nicole are played by Vera Clouzot and Simone Signoret, while Paul Meurisse plays Michel.

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Christina and Nicole, respectively the wife and [[TheMistress mistress]] of Michel the JerkAss boarding-school headmaster, conspire to kill him. However, after they carry it out, his body disappears, and then things just get weirder. Christina and Nicole are played by Vera Véra Clouzot and Simone Signoret, Signoret respectively, while Paul Meurisse plays Michel.


''Les Diaboliques'' (''The Devils''), also known as ''Diabolique'', is a [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] suspense-thriller made in 1955 and directed by Henri Georges Clouzot, [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted from]] the 1951 novel ''Celle qui n'était plus'' (''She Who Was No More'') by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.

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''Les Diaboliques'' (''The Devils''), also known as ''Diabolique'', is a [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] suspense-thriller made in 1955 and directed by Henri Georges Henri-Georges Clouzot, [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted from]] the 1951 novel ''Celle qui n'était plus'' (''She Who Was No More'') by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.


''Les Diaboliques'' (''The Devils''), also known as ''Diabolique'', is a [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] suspense-thriller made in 1955 and directed by Creator/HenriGeorgesClouzot, [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted from]] the 1951 novel ''Celle qui n'était plus'' (''She Who Was No More'') by Creator/PierreBoileau and Creator/ThomasNarcejac.

Christina and Nicole, respectively the wife and [[TheMistress mistress]] of Michel the JerkAss boarding-school headmaster, conspire to kill him. However, after they carry it out, his body disappears, and then things just get weirder. Christina and Nicole are played by Creator/VeraClouzot and Creator/SimoneSignoret, while Creator/PaulMeurisse plays Michel.

Rumpled, folksy detective Fichet, played by Creator/CharlesVanel, was the inspiration for ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.

[[ForeignRemake Remade in the U.S.]] twice, first as the 1974 MadeForTVMovie ''Reflections of Murder'' (starring Creator/JoanHackett as the wife, Creator/TuesdayWeld as the mistress, and Creator/SamWaterston as the brutish husband) and then again as the 1996 theatrical film ''Diabolique'' (with Creator/IsabelleAdjani as the wife, Creator/SharonStone as the mistress, Creator/ChazzPalminteri as the husband, and Creator/KathyBates in a GenderFlip role as the police detective).

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''Les Diaboliques'' (''The Devils''), also known as ''Diabolique'', is a [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] suspense-thriller made in 1955 and directed by Creator/HenriGeorgesClouzot, Henri Georges Clouzot, [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted from]] the 1951 novel ''Celle qui n'était plus'' (''She Who Was No More'') by Creator/PierreBoileau Pierre Boileau and Creator/ThomasNarcejac.

Thomas Narcejac.

Christina and Nicole, respectively the wife and [[TheMistress mistress]] of Michel the JerkAss boarding-school headmaster, conspire to kill him. However, after they carry it out, his body disappears, and then things just get weirder. Christina and Nicole are played by Creator/VeraClouzot Vera Clouzot and Creator/SimoneSignoret, Simone Signoret, while Creator/PaulMeurisse Paul Meurisse plays Michel.

Rumpled, folksy detective Fichet, played by Creator/CharlesVanel, Charles Vanel, was the inspiration for ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.

[[ForeignRemake Remade in the U.S.]] twice, first as the 1974 MadeForTVMovie ''Reflections of Murder'' (starring Creator/JoanHackett Joan Hackett as the wife, Creator/TuesdayWeld Tuesday Weld as the mistress, and Creator/SamWaterston as the brutish husband) and then again as the 1996 theatrical film ''Diabolique'' (with Creator/IsabelleAdjani Isabelle Adjani as the wife, Creator/SharonStone as the mistress, Creator/ChazzPalminteri Chazz Palminteri as the husband, and Creator/KathyBates in a GenderFlip role as the police detective).


''Les Diaboliques'' (''The Devils''), also known as ''Diabolique'', is a [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] suspense-thriller made in 1955 and directed by Creator/HenriGeorgesClouzot, [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted from]] the 1951 novel ''Celle qui n'était plus'' (''She Who Was No More'') by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.

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''Les Diaboliques'' (''The Devils''), also known as ''Diabolique'', is a [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] suspense-thriller made in 1955 and directed by Creator/HenriGeorgesClouzot, [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted from]] the 1951 novel ''Celle qui n'était plus'' (''She Who Was No More'') by Pierre Boileau Creator/PierreBoileau and Thomas Narcejac.
Creator/ThomasNarcejac.


Rumpled, folksy detective Fichet was the inspiration for ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.

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Rumpled, folksy detective Fichet Fichet, played by Creator/CharlesVanel, was the inspiration for ''Series/{{Columbo}}''.


''Les Diaboliques'' (''The Devils''), also known as ''Diabolique'', is a [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] suspense-thriller made in 1955 and directed by Creator/HenriGeorgesClouzot.

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''Les Diaboliques'' (''The Devils''), also known as ''Diabolique'', is a [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} French]] suspense-thriller made in 1955 and directed by Creator/HenriGeorgesClouzot.
Creator/HenriGeorgesClouzot, [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted from]] the 1951 novel ''Celle qui n'était plus'' (''She Who Was No More'') by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.


* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: L'institution Delassalle might not be quite as extreme as some examples, but it's still a run-down dump overseen by the tyrannical headmaster Michel.

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* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: L'institution Delassalle might not be quite as extreme as some examples, but it's still a run-down dump overseen by the tyrannical sadistic headmaster Michel.

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: One of the teachers, M. Raymond, comes across as this.


[[ForeignRemake Remade in the U.S.]] as ''Diabolique'' in 1996, with Creator/SharonStone as Nicole the mistress, Creator/IsabelleAdjani as Mia the wife, Creator/ChazzPalminteri as the brutish husband, and Creator/KathyBates in a GenderFlip role as the police detective.

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[[ForeignRemake Remade in the U.S.]] twice, first as the 1974 MadeForTVMovie ''Reflections of Murder'' (starring Creator/JoanHackett as the wife, Creator/TuesdayWeld as the mistress, and Creator/SamWaterston as the brutish husband) and then again as the 1996 theatrical film ''Diabolique'' in 1996, with Creator/SharonStone as Nicole the mistress, (with Creator/IsabelleAdjani as Mia the wife, Creator/SharonStone as the mistress, Creator/ChazzPalminteri as the brutish husband, and Creator/KathyBates in a GenderFlip role as the police detective.detective).


* {{Fainting}}: Christina, after the swimming pool where Michel's body was dumped is drained... and turns up completely empty.

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* {{Fainting}}: Christina, after the swimming pool where Michel's body was dumped is drained... drained empty... and turns up completely empty.the body is gone.

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* {{Fainting}}: Christina, after the swimming pool where Michel's body was dumped is drained... and turns up completely empty.


* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: L'institution Delassalle might not be quite as extreme as some examples, but it's still a run-down dump overseen by [[DeanBitterman tyrannical headmaster]] Michel and staffed with bunch of {{apathetic teacher}}s.

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* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: L'institution Delassalle might not be quite as extreme as some examples, but it's still a run-down dump overseen by [[DeanBitterman the tyrannical headmaster]] Michel and staffed with bunch of {{apathetic teacher}}s.headmaster Michel.

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