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Inferno (2009)

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

Directors:

Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea (as Ruxandra Medrea Annonier)

Writer:

Serge Bromberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Odette (archive footage)
Bérénice Bejo ... Odette
Serge Reggiani ... Marcel (archive footage)
Jacques Gamblin ... Marcel
Dany Carrel ... Marylou (archive footage)
Jean-Claude Bercq Jean-Claude Bercq ... Martineau (archive footage)
Mario David ... Julien (archive footage)
André Luguet ... Duhamel (archive footage)
Maurice Garrel ... Dr. Arnoux (archive footage)
Catherine Allégret ... Yvette / Herself - Interviewee
Barbara Sommers Barbara Sommers ... Mme Bordure (archive footage)
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... M. Bordure (archive footage)
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ... L'homme sur la terrasse (archive footage)
Blanchette Brunoy ... Clotilde (archive footage)
Henri-Georges Clouzot ... Himself (archive footage)
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Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece, Inferno (1964), is reconstructed in this film which is part drama and part documentary.

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Documentary

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Official Sites:

MK2 [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 November 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,981, 18 July 2010

Gross USA:

$25,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,003
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1.85 : 1
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Overlong OR too linear, the mesmerising images by Clouzot can't do it all
14 December 2011 | by vostfSee all my reviews

I'm a great admirer of Serge Bromberg. He is a man who will share and communicate his love for movies. But he is first and foremost a film collector, so he has too much respect for shelved and forgotten material, which I reckon is good to explain you how some rare silent newsreel is interesting, or to teach younger generations the importance of Meliès in pushing cinema beyond the mundane recording of live action.

Any movie buff will admire the work of Clouzot, so the pitfall was too much respect for a doomed project. There is very little insight about the unfinished movie. The answer comes late in the documentary, by that time we would have guessed by ourselves with all the clues, with all the experimentation and all the images and talk isolating Clouzot from the production reality. Sure Clouzot badly needed some kind of associate, be it a producer and/or a writer. In short, as a creative mind with lots of responsibilities he needed a sparing partner for his ideas. Someone who would stay focused and help sober Clouzot after an experimental binge. But everybody respected Clouzot as a genius, or feared him, and they didn't feel they could understand him, let alone speak up to him.

Now this is the main point with L'Enfer, and should have been the heart of the documentary. Instead we have a flat chronological montage of a prologue + prep + shoot. Such an approach would be OK for a 25min. runtime, but it's way overblown to 90min. Sure there were plenty rushes, fascinating images. The real homage would have been to tell a story with these images, inventing a context, not scholarly laying out the facts. At least the book Romy dans l'Enfer is much better since it chooses one approach, the one that stands out in all the presumably exhausting experimental work of Clouzot.


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