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In Hell (1976)

Gloria mundi (original title)
An actress of political torture movies made by her husband has to finish his latest film and arrange a screening for distributors while the husband, who is also secretly an anarchist revolutionary, is away for some resistance operation.


Nikos Papatakis


Nikos Papatakis




Credited cast:
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Galai / actress
Roland Bertin Roland Bertin ... Raftal / producer
Philippe Adrien Philippe Adrien ... Gilles
Mehmet Ulusoy Mehmet Ulusoy ... Naki
Armand Abplanalp Armand Abplanalp ... Sainof
Christiane Tissot Christiane Tissot ... Marsanne
Jean-Louis Broust Jean-Louis Broust ... Biseau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Douking Anna Douking
Jacques Ebner Jacques Ebner
Annick Fougery Annick Fougery
Alain Halle-Halle Alain Halle-Halle
André Lambert André Lambert ... L'espion
Didot Lyloudis Didot Lyloudis
Antoinette Moya Antoinette Moya ... Yvette
Louis Navarre Louis Navarre


Hamdias, a producer, has just started a movie whose main theme is torture. But filming is soon interrupted first because of a lack of capital but mainly because Hamdias is killed in tragic circumstances. After a while, Gaila, his friend and also the main actress of his film, sets about continuing his work... Written by Guy Bellinger

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In 2005, Papatakis decides to create a new version by trimming the duration down to 1 h 32', shooting a new introduction sequence and adding some special effects. See more »


References The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) See more »

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a radical movie about love and torture
17 June 2005 | by jsordSee all my reviews

A very impressive movie where the main character has to face humiliation and sufferings, while the narrator keeps observing her without doing anything to relieve her. The dramatic side of this movie is really fascinating and makes it a strong aesthetic choice. Olga Karlatos, the principal actress, is beautiful and radical. In the heart of the movie lies a true love relationship between the actress and the director. Love is also made of tortures. The movie also deals with the problem of torture during the Algerian independence war. It denounces radical patriotism. The director, Nico Papatakis, was also a producer. He helped John Casavetes to finance "Shadows". He also produced Jean Genet's only movie.

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7 April 1976 (France) See more »

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Gaia Productions See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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