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L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 11 November 2009 (France)
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Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece, L'enfer (1964), is reconstructed in this film which is part drama and part documentary.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Odette (archive footage)
... Odette
... Marcel (archive footage)
... Marcel
... Marylou (archive footage)
Jean-Claude Bercq ... Martineau (archive footage)
... Julien (archive footage)
... Duhamel (archive footage)
Maurice Garrel ... Dr. Arnoux (archive footage)
... Yvette / Herself - Interviewee
Barbara Sommers ... Mme Bordure (archive footage)
Maurice Teynac ... M. Bordure (archive footage)
Henri Virlojeux ... L'homme sur la terrasse (archive footage)
... Clotilde (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
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Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece, L'enfer (1964), is reconstructed in this film which is part drama and part documentary.

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Also Known As:

Die Hölle von Henri-Georges Clouzot  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,981, 18 July 2010, Limited Release

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$23,955, 19 December 2010
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maybe someone else one day will have another go
7 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

A most interesting film surrounding the making of Clouzot's unfinished, Inferno. Abandoned in 1964 ostensibly due to the director's heart attack, a substantial amount of filming remains and much use has been made of the original footage. Intended as a film about a husband's obsessive jealousy over his wife's apparent philandering, it seems Clouzot became himself obsessed. The b/w footage appears to have some promise but is without soundtrack so hard to judge, but no the real interest here is the experimental reels. Determined to make a film like no other, Clouzot recruited any number of technicians and artists to help create devices to give him surreal or psychedelic affects. Along the way the director has clearly fallen for the lovely Romy Schneider who for instance spent four days with a camera close up on her lips whilst exhaling cigarette smoke and wearing various colours of lipstick, including blue. Valuable as an insight into the attempted making of Inferno but a little frustrating in that it asks more questions than it answers, like the true mental state of the director and why nobody else might have carried on. It is possible that a lot was left out here because Clouzot's widow was to have last say on the film but it would be nice to know and maybe someone else one day will have another go, there seems enough footage.


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