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Le val d'enfer ()


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Near a quarry, men work under a blistering sun.A forty-something ,mad about his young wife, takes his parents to a home for retired people.

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Marthe
Gabrielle Fontan ...
La mère Bienvenu
Nicole Chollet ...
Gustine
Colette Régis ...
La religieuse
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Noël Bienvenu
Édouard Delmont ...
Le père Bienvenu
Lucien Gallas ...
Barthélémy
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Poiroux
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Cagnard (as Blavette)
André Reybaz ...
Bastien Bienvenu
Paul Fournier ...
Romieux
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmond Beauchamp ...
Rodrigo (uncredited)
Jean-Marie Boyer ...
La Punaise (uncredited)
Ricardo Bravo ...
José (uncredited)
Marcel Delaître ...
Le juge d'instruction (uncredited)
Albert Malbert ...
Combarnoux (uncredited)
Georges Patrix ...
Le Sauvage (uncredited)
Marcel Raine ...
Antonin (uncredited)
Sylvie Rameau ...
La fermière (uncredited)
Zélie Yzelle ...
L'hôtelière (uncredited)

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Maurice Tourneur

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Carlo Rim ... (dialogue)
 
Carlo Rim ... (screenplay)

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Alfred Greven ... producer (uncredited)

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Roger Dumas

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Armand Thirard

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Christian Gaudin ... (uncredited)

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Guy de Gastyne

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Robert Bossis ... assistant director

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Georges Leblond ... sound
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The action takes place in a quarry where men sweat under a blistering sun (104°F in the shade!). 41 year old man marries a gorgeous girl Marthe who is much younger than he is .That gal was once some kind of a hooker,but she's his best friend's daughter and besides she's so lovely.The bride,recalling Flaubert's Madame Bovary cannot stand the vulgarity and the crudeness of people around her. In the house ,there are also the man's folks.Old people and old pieces of furniture .While falling in love with a young man who works on a boat near the career,Marthe urges her hubby to get rid of the old tables,cupboards and to replace them with Formica ones. Next step is getting rid of the in-laws.She does not appear when they celebrate their golden wedding .Soon they feel like intruders ,they too are old pieces of furniture and they ask their beloved son to take them to an old people's home . Written by dbdumonteil

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Also Known As
  • Valley of Hell (World-wide, English title)
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  • 88 min
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