Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot)

Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot)

A documentary about the attempt of the famous French director Henri-Georges Clouzot (Les Diaboliques, The Wages of Fear) in the early 1960s to film his long-gestated project Inferno, a portrayal of jealousy starring Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani.--©Official Site 4.0 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot)

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Documentary
Director Ruxandra Medrea Serge Bromberg
Cast Berenice Bejo, Jacques Gamblin, Serge Reggiani, Romy Schneider Catherine Allegret
Studio Lobster Films
Release Date November 2009
Running Time 102 mins
 

A documentary about the attempt of the famous French director Henri-Georges Clouzot (Les Diaboliques, The Wages of Fear) in the early 1960s to film his long-gestated project Inferno, a portrayal of jealousy starring Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani.--©Official Site

Reviews

Empire Magazine

David Parkinson

Superbly portrays the truly extraordinary and inventive vision this doomed movie could have unleashed upon the world.

03/11/2009

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Time Out

Tom Huddleston

It’s a remarkable feat of cinematic archeology, taking in reminiscences from the key players plus Clouzot’s raw location footage and wildly sensuous test photography of star Romy Schneider.

05/11/2009

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Variety

Todd McCarthy

The strange fate of what might have become a major French film of the '60s is compellingly related in "Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno." Built around some fascinating, never-seen footage of tests and scenes shot before the picture shuttered three weeks into production, Serge Bromberg's and Ruxandra Medrea's enterprising documentary was a highlight of this year's Cannes

02/06/2009

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