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Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno

2009 1h 42m Documentary List
100% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 82% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished film, "Inferno," is reconstructed. Read More Read Less
Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno

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Combining visually splendid archival footage and insightful testimonials, Inferno heroically brings Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished vision to light.

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John Hartl Seattle Times The remains of an aborted movie can become a fascinating pastiche. Rated: 3/4 Dec 16, 2010 Full Review Ty Burr Boston Globe The results are like nothing you've seen before: Clouzot seemed to be reinventing the medium itself. Rated: 3.5/4 Sep 16, 2010 Full Review Andrew O'Hehir A fascinating exploration of artistic self-destruction and hubris... Jul 23, 2010 Full Review Nicholas Bell An intriguing glance at a notorious failed film production, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno is must see for fans of the accomplished auteur, as well as anyone prone to getting drunk off the beautiful visage of Romy Schneider. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 25, 2020 Full Review John Powers NPR's Fresh Air Trust me. You'll remember this failure's images long after you've forgotten countless other movies, even those that have been hailed as a triumph. May 17, 2018 Full Review Anton Bitel Projected Figures This 'unmaking-of' documentary is as mesmerisingly compelling as its subject might have been, and adds some splendidly disorienting reels to the cinema of anxiety. Unmissable - even if we all missed the film at its centre. Feb 4, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I'm surprised that there is an audience that appreciated this film. Upon finding a canister of an unfinished film. the film maker probably would have been better off just showing us what was within. Instead we have a meandering mess of images that confuses Clouzot's original intentions. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Bromberg semble avoir conçu son film comme le tournage du film de Clouzot. Un tournage infernal pour l'un, un enfer à monter pour l'autre. Un tournage infernal pour les acteurs, un Enfer pour les yeux des spectateurs. Les illusions d'optique nous font perdre le sens des realites et finissent par nous rendre fous nous aussi. Passionnant et angoissant documentaire sur un film inacheve. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Intriguing doc about the legendary H.G Clouzot's unfinished film 'L'Enfer'. It has rare footage of dailies, cam/makeup tests and interviews with cast/crew. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Finally a movie/documentary that surprises me by its quality and originality. Astonishing! This is the kind of film I'd been searching for: kind of noir, bizarre, stylish, sexy, psychological... With all the essence of the "sixties" in Europe, reminding me of Hitchcock and Raul Ruiz, has a touch of nouvelle vague, op-art, electro-acoustic music, mixed with elements from the English film scene. Totally loved it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A fascinating and cautionary tale about director hubris. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member such a good movie that really should be twinned with 'lost in la mancha' for any wanna be filmmaker Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished film, "Inferno," is reconstructed.
Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea
Serge Bromberg
Serge Bromberg
Production Co
France 2 Cinéma
Original Language
Canadian French
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 23, 2018
Box Office (Gross USA)
1h 42m