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L'Enfer (1994)

L'enfer (original title)
Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. As he succumbs to green-eyed jealousy, his life starts to ... See full summary »

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Christiane Minazzoli ...
Mme Vernon
Dora Doll ...
Mme Chabert
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Yves Verhoeven ...
Young Boy
Amaya Antolin ...
Mariette
Jean-Claude Barbier ...
M. Pinoiseau
Claire De Beaumont ...
Mme Rudemont
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Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. As he succumbs to green-eyed jealousy, his life starts to crumble. Each step on his downward spiral to madness seems to accelerate, driving him further along the path to a personal hell. Finally, the former shell of his personality cracks completely, with tragic consequences. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Nelly: Aren't you drinking too much?
Paul Prieur: I'm cold.
Nelly: I'm cold too.
Paul Prieur: Do you want it?
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The movie closes with a title that reads "No end". See more »

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Remake of Inferno (1964) See more »

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Les couleurs du temps
Written by Guy Béart
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rather splendid late Chabrol
2 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly good, in fact rather splendid late Chabrol. We start with a young couple full of love and optimism as they bounce about running their hotel, bringing up baby and making eyes at each other. The wife seems to naturally do this semi flirting semi friendly stuff with everyone and gradually her husband begins to become jealous. We are never 100% certain but what at first seems six of one and half a dozen of the other descends into the 'hell' of the title as the green eyed monster truly comes to fruition. Initially delightful, this movie gets as dark as it possibly could and we are gripped, even perhaps more than with a Hitchcock as the terrible finale awaits.


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