Plot – Former nun Mia Baran is married to good-looking tyrannical Guy Baran, who despotically manages a boys college. Guy tyrannizes the boys as well as the entire teaching staff, which also includes his wife and willful Nicole Horner, Guy's lover. Nicole becomes Mia's friend and counselor to get rid of unbearable Guy. Influenced by the determination of the bold Nicole, Mia accepts her friend's diabolical plan. Under the pretext of a weekend in a remote and isolated house, the two women have the sadistic Guy join them and manage to drown him in the bathtub. The next day, they remove the body of the hated despot from the tub; drag it along the corridor; toss it in a wicker trunk that they slide down the stairs; then they load it in the trunk of the car, take it back to the college and finally throw the body into the pool to make it appear an accident. However, the morning after the body does not float as expected and Mia gives the order to empty the pool: there's no trace of the body, except for Guy's glasses. Some disturbing signals indicate that he is still alive; furthermore a bold and unconventional detective, Shirley Vogel, begins to investigate the disappearance of Guy. Subsequently, Mia realizes he's been duped by Nicole while Guy suddenly appears and tries to kill her. During a violent scuffle with the two women, Guy is killed while Shirley complicitly witnesses the murder.
All actors – Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates, Spalding Gray, Shirley Knight, Allen Garfield, Adam Hann-Byrd, Donal Logue, Diana Bellamy, Clea Lewis, J.J. Abramsshow all
“Diabolique” Quotes 12 quotes
“I'm gonna wait until this is in color.”
“- Leo Katzman: Second-hand smoke kills, you know.
- Nicole Horner: Not reliably.”
“- Mia Baran: I haven't believed foR so long... So when the pool was empty I thought: maybe there is a God. And He knows what we did. And He's coming for us.
- Nicole Horner: It's not God, Honey. That's a lady detective with one breast.”
“That woman has enough drugs over there to relax China.”
“It's not your fault - it's men! Testosterone! They should put it in bombs.”
“It isn't like you burnt the toast, Mia. You murdered your husband!”
“- Nicole Horner: Come on, she's not a murderer. She's an ex-nun, for Christ's sake!
- Det. Shirley Vogel: I remember them. They disappeared overnight like dial phones.”
“Frankly, I didn't have to get married to have lousy sex.”
“My idea of the Heaven is a place where they screw you barefoot!”
“- Mia Baran: Am I alive?
- Nicole Horner: No, you are dead, this is Heaven and I am Virgin Mary.”