The wife and mistress of a loathed man conspire to execute a perfect plan that makes it appear he accidentally drowned in a swimming pool — and then the body disappears.

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    Les Diabolique
    (1955)

    Singularity Posted on January 25, 2020 in Crime,   Examples.

    The man is drowned by minute 45, somewhat more than 25% way into the movie.

    The pool is drained revealing that the body has vanished by minute 67,  almost 40% into the film.  It’s the story hook and the MPR, the discovery that pivots the plot in a whole new direction.

    on January 25, 2020.
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      I wonder if it should be clearer they actually carry out this plan.  Currently they’re only conspiring to execute.

      I love the “and then the body disappears” though. Perfect MPR.

      I love this film! It’s almost comedic sometimes in the absurdity. I recommend it to everyone I can.

      Singularity Answered on January 29, 2020.

      Good point.

      on January 29, 2020.
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        I think the word MURDER should be front and center here. The murder, whether they were successful or not, seems to be the very heart of this conflict, no?

        Penpusher Answered on February 15, 2020.
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          Zordyceps:

          You raise a good point.  I would have worded the logline differently if the murder were the heart, the story hook of the French film.

          But the murder isn’t really the main conflict.  In the film, the main conflict that dominates the 2nd half of the film is what the two women do AFTER the body disappears (and the disappearance is the story hook). How the mistress, in particular, tries to figure out what happened without betraying what they did.

          Singularity Answered on February 15, 2020.
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            After the wife and mistress of a loathed man make it appear he accidentally drowned in a swimming pool his body disappears. (I don’t know what happens next).

            Singularity Answered on January 28, 2020.
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