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Inferno

(2009)

also known as: L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

directed by Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea, 99 minutes

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Winner of "Best Documentary" ("Meilleur film documentaire") at the 2010 César Awards.

One of the great, unfinished works in film history, Henri-Georges Clouzot's INFERNO was an audaciously experimental film with a virtually unlimited budget that was stopped only three weeks into production. Working closely with Clouzot's widow, Inès, Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea reconstructs Clouzot's original vision, filling and explaining the gaps with new interviews, re-enactments and Clouzot's own notes and storyboards, delivering an in-depth look at the masterpiece that might have been.

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1 user found this helpful Created 3 months ago.

Beyond the hallucinatory rapture of Clouzot's visual experiments--which are so powerful they seem to have derailed the film itself (really, how could you integrate that kind of stuff into a narrative?)--this is fascinating to watch in the context of the lead's life and untimely death. In the 50s, Romy Schneider made her debut in kitschy, nationalistic movies that helped Germans and Austrians forget all about the Holocaust by evoking the picture-perfect empire of yesteryear; in 1982, she probably committed suicide. Here, you can see her stepping into the hell her life would become when she started taking on contemporary reality. (The film is called "Inferno," after all.) Young and innocent-looking half of the time, she exudes the sexiness of the damned in all the special-effects sequences. Just look what she does with a cigarette.

1 user found this helpful Created 3 months ago.

An interesting look at the process of feature filmmaking. "Inferno" may have been a soaring success of artistic expression had it not failed the logistical rigors of movie production. The footage that was left behind is dazzling. This docu is worth watching for that alone but the creators also added newly shot readings of the script which are quite wonderful.

1 user found this helpful Created 7 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Stunning. Trance inducing in some of Clouzot's visual experiments. A film within a film. Almost overwhelming with that hypnotic music and general mood of torture and genius interspersing.

Bouyant and real.

Created 10 months ago.

its a film for a film student to learn from

Created 12 months ago.

Fascinating documentary, very interesting to see fragments of how avant- garde films were made in the early 60's. Makes the viewer wish the film had been completed.

Created over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

wow. merci!

and joe, oh go watch casablanca willya?

Created over 1 year ago.

a mess, quite appropriate to the non-film that is its focus. One gets a feeling very much like that of being in an auto that passes the scene of a messy accident. The wreckage is lying all about, but there is no narrative about what just happened and no summation of how it all ends. You just just keep moving, into and out of the situation. In that sense, this documentary and Infero itself, are representative of all the pretentious an overrated films of the avant garde of the day, from the obtuse 8 and 1/2 to the overly mannered and too easily parodied Fistful of Dollars. Inferno and this documentary are all style and no substance; sound and fury signifying only sound and fury. Comparison may be invidious, but if you know the films of Orson welled and Alfred Hitchcock, you know that art in film does not have to be ineffable and precious to be powerful and satisfying. Any 5 minutes of The Third Man or Touch of Evil is superior to two hours of this navel gazing.

1 user found this helpful Created over 1 year ago.

Amazing documentary. Makes me wish the film had been completed!

Created over 1 year ago.

Wow, never knew this great footage existed. Tres, tres bien. Every filmmaker must see this.

Created over 1 year ago.

Wow. Amazing. Crazy yet lucid. Life.

Created about 2 years ago.

Sad. Beautiful. Tragic. Amazing. This is as close as we'll ever get to seeing that masterpiece that never was.