Diabolik is an Italian action crime film directed by the Manetti Bros. and based on the comic series of the same name. It is the second film adaptation of Diabolik, after Mario Bava’s Danger: Diabolik in 1968.
Legendary thief Diabolik plans his next heist: stealing a valuable diamond from heiress Eva Kant, who is dating the deputy minister of justice, Giorgio Caron. Using one of his trademark masks to impersonate his nemesis, Inspector Ginko, Diabolik tricks Eva into revealing which hotel she will be staying at. He makes another mask to pose as one of the wait staff assigned to her room and quickly locates the hidden safe where the diamond is kept. However, upon seeing Eva, he becomes infatuated with her.
Diabolik sneaks into Eva’s room to steal the diamond, but Eva walks in on him, and he has no choice but to hold her at knifepoint. Eva calmly reveals that she doesn’t have the diamond, having already sold it to a dealer in South Africa, and Diabolik leaves. The next day, he returns and unmasks himself in front of Eva; disgusted by the lecherous Giorgio, she starts an affair with him. Unbeknownst to Diabolik, his girlfriend Elisabeth, from whom he has hidden the truth about who he really is, accidentally uncovers his secret hideout. Ginko is notified and arranges a sting operation, resulting in Diabolik’s arrest.
VFX done by – Palantir Digital