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Descent Into Hell (1986)

Descente aux enfers (original title)
The marriage of the famous writer Alan and his young wife Lola is in a crisis. On a vacation in Haiti Lola wants to decide if their relationship still has a future. But since Alan doesn't ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Girod

Writers:

David Goodis (novel), Jean-Loup Dabadie (scenario & dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Brasseur ... Alan Kolber
Sophie Marceau ... Lola Kolber
Betsy Blair ... Mrs. Burns
Hippolyte Girardot ... Philippe Devignat
Sidiki Bakaba Sidiki Bakaba ... Theophile Bijou
Umban U'kset Umban U'kset ... (as Umban U Kset)
Baaron Baaron
Jean-Baptiste Tiemele Jean-Baptiste Tiemele
Sotigui Kouyaté ... (as Sotigui Kouyate)
Gérard Rinaldi Gérard Rinaldi ... Elvis (as Gerard Rinaldi)
Marie Dubois ... Lucette Beulemans
Cyliane Guy Cyliane Guy
Thierry Ravel Thierry Ravel
Rassoul Labuchin Rassoul Labuchin
Ralph Boncy Ralph Boncy
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The marriage of the famous writer Alan and his young wife Lola is in a crisis. On a vacation in Haiti Lola wants to decide if their relationship still has a future. But since Alan doesn't succeed with his new book and gets deeper and deeper into alcoholism, she soon starts an affair. While deeply drunk, Alan kills a black who wanted to rob him... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

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Claude Brasseur and Sophie Marceau play a married couple in this movie. Previously, in the "La Boum" movies, Brasseur had been Marceau's father. See more »

Connections

Featured in Empreintes: Brasseur, père et fils (2011) See more »

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DESCENTE AUX ENFERS (DIDIER BECU)
27 October 2003 | by Didier-BecuSee all my reviews

This was one of the movies in where Sophie Marceau had to prove that she was more than just the teenage filmstar she was in "La Boum" and of course the answer by now is know but it was nice to see Sophie starring in her "growing" period. Whereas Claude Brasseur played Sophie's dad in "La Boum" he now is her husband. Being an aged writer he has to face the desires of his younger women and why he opts for the booze, his wife is seeking for some other pleasures and what once seemed like a lost marriage opens different horizons when crimes comes around the corner... It might all look a bit too romantic on paper it's still a more than decent movie that of course is standing on the shoulders of the actingpresences from both Brasseur and Marceau, and perhaps there are better movies made with the same subject, it's still nice to see, and there is even more to see than just Marceau's body.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 November 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Abstieg zur Hölle See more »

Filming Locations:

Haiti See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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