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L'Enfer (1994)

L'enfer (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | November 1994 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nelly
... Paul Prieur
Nathalie Cardone ... Marylin
... Doctor Arnoux
Marc Lavoine ... Martineau
Christiane Minazzoli ... Mme Vernon
... Mme Chabert
... Duhamel
... M. Vernon
... Julien
Noël Simsolo ... M. Chabert
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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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$194,223
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It is said that Claude Chabrol valued very much a good sense of humor in his actors and that his collaboration with Emmanuelle Béart in this film was a difficult one because she was completely devoid of it. See more »

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[last lines]
Paul Prieur: What's happening to me? What have I done? Let's see... we're about to go to the clinic... in Clermont. Both of us... but we're still here... just as before. "Just as before" what? I don't know anymore. I'm losing it. I just hope she don't pretend... I need to put my head in order. I need to be careful. I can't... I musn't... never again... No... Let's see...
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The movie closes with a title that reads "No end". See more »

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Remake of L'enfer (1964) See more »

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Concerto pour violoncelle op. 104
Composed by Antonín Dvorák
Performed by Mstislav Rostropovich
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rather splendid late Chabrol

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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