Diabolically Yours, with the original title being Diaboliquement vôtre, is an intriguing 1967 psychological thriller with Alain Delon and Senta Berger in the starring roles. It also unfortunately turned out to be the last film ever made by the prolific French director and screenwriter Julien Duvivier, a man whom Jean Renoir once called “a great technician, a rigorist, a poet”. In this thriller, we follow the story of a man who wakes up from a coma only to be taken to his alleged mansion to heal from his wounds by a woman who claims to be his wife. Suffering from amnesia, he has no recollection of neither his wife or the doctor who accompanies them to the mansion, claiming to be his old friend. Troubled by nightmares and suspiciously frequent encounters with death as he’s supposed to rest and regain his strength, the man starts to think he’s being held as a prisoner by a group of liars.

What’s great about Diabolically Yours is the way director Duvivier plays with the audience the same way the characters on screen are trying to play with the mind of the protagonist: the viewer slowly uncovers the truth at the same time as Delon’s character, making Diabolically Yours a genuinely rewarding viewing experience.