Synopsis: The wife and mistress of a sadistic boarding school headmaster plot to kill him. They drown him in the bathtub and dump the body in the school's filthy swimming pool... but when the pool is drained, the body has disappeared - and subsequent reported sightings of the headmaster slowly drive his 'killers' (and the audience) up the wall with almost unbearable suspense...
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Production: Kino Lorber Inc.
  4 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

Get those hooligans out of here,

Monsieur Drain

What's this Bolshevism?

Eat your fish and be quiet!

l told you to get them out of here

Go and help, Monsieur Raymond

Growing boys must be properly fed

They should eat what they're given

lt's like a soup kitchen here

l do my best

Making them ill

We couldn't afford delicacies

when l was a kid

l try now, but things are so expensive

Buying cheap, you don't even get

value for your money

lt's not his money;

l pay for everything here

l pay for his women, for you, Nicole

l accept that

But l can't let him make the boys

suffer... l won't stand for that

Calm yourself, darling;

you know it's no use

l wish l could die and be rid of him

Hurry up, then. We'll arrange a nice

funeral and be well rid ofyou

The school won't notice;

l'll feel much better

Well, have fun. l've an early start;

l'm offto pack

l leave at seven a.m.

Enjoy the holiday, darling.

Good night, you

As for enjoying the holiday...

three days of honeymooning

l'll be right down

What are you doing?

Look out below!

For the Pont de Saint-Cloud bus,

raise your hands

-Will your sister be in the bathroom?

-Until ten; there's a peephole

-Give me back my fags

-l'm letting you see my sister starkers

Aren't you coming with us?

We're sharing a taxi

Money to burn, eh?

-Where's your suitcase, De Gasquet?

-lt's the chauffeur's job to carry it

Our chauffeurs aren't doing


Enjoy your holiday, Headmaster

lsn't Madame down yet?

The ladies left

as l was ringing the bell

Madame, and Mademoiselle Horner.

l thought you knew, sir

Yes, ofcourse... l had forgotten

lt's annoying, though

One ofyou gentlemen will have to remain

in charge ofthe boys being punished

Do you mind going back... after

your trouble in Niort?

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