Diabolique, a film by by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Criterion Collection (1955)

A number of weeks back I highlighted a fantastic film from 1953, The Wages of Fear, by the great French director Henri-Georges Clouzot. Great as that film is, and it is absolutely great, I was unprepared for the heights that Clouzot was able to attain with his classic 1955 film, Les Diaboliques (released as Diabolique in the United States). Starring Simone Signoret as Nicole Horner, … Continue reading Diabolique, a film by by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Criterion Collection (1955)

The Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la peur), a film by Henri-Georges Clouzot (1953)

The Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la peur) is a French film from 1953 by Henri-Georges Clouzot, based on a 1950 novel by Georges Arnaud. It was voted the Grand Prize at Cannes in 1953 and Best Film of 1954 by the British Film Academy. The plot is simple, yet the character development and building of suspense is marvelously complex. The story takes place somewhere in South America. … Continue reading The Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la peur), a film by Henri-Georges Clouzot (1953)