L'Enfer
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L'Enfer

Director: Claude Chabrol

Cast: Claude Chabrol, Emmanuelle Béart, François Cluzet, Nathalie Cardone

     
 

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This French drama about the relationship between an insanely jealous man and his wife took 30 years to make. Since its inception by the late director Henri-Georges Clouzot the film was plagued with bad luck. He began filming it in 1964. There are only two characters in the film and on the third day of shooting the female lead became gravely ill. Later during

Overview

This French drama about the relationship between an insanely jealous man and his wife took 30 years to make. Since its inception by the late director Henri-Georges Clouzot the film was plagued with bad luck. He began filming it in 1964. There are only two characters in the film and on the third day of shooting the female lead became gravely ill. Later during rehearsals with a new actress, the director had a heart attack. Though he lived until 1977, he never got around to finishing it. The script was passed on to producer Marin Karmitz by Clouzot's widow. Paul wanted to buy the beautiful resort hotel he worked at for 15 years. His happy and spirited wife Nelly goes along with it. She is already a mother and contented with her life. Paul, who incurred tremendous debts to get the hotel, is not so happy. He is stressed to the breaking point. After he suspects his wife of philandering he slowly goes insane. He also begins increasing his consumption of alcohol and sleeping pills. Their lives become a living hell.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/02/2005
UPC:
0698452202631
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kimstim
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

16X9 enhanced; Selected scenes with audio commentary by Claude Chabrol; Chabrol discusses L'Enfer; A presentation by film scholar Joel Magny; Original French trailer; Stills gallery; Optional English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emmanuelle Béart Nelly
François Cluzet Paul Prieur
Nathalie Cardone Marylin
Marc Lavoine Martineau
André Wilms Doctor Arnoux
Christiane Minazzoli Mme Vernon
Dora Doll Mme Chabert
Mario David Duhamel
Jean-Pierre Cassel M. Vernon
Sophie Artur Actor
Thomas Chabrol Julien
Noel Simsolo M. Chabert
Yves Verhoeven Young Boy
Pierre-Francois Dumeniaud M. Lenoir

Technical Credits
Claude Chabrol Director,Screenwriter
Matthieu Chabrol Score Composer
Henri-Georges Clouzot Screenwriter
Monique Fardoulis Editor
Emile Ghigo Art Director
Corinne Jorry Costumes/Costume Designer
Marin Karmitz Producer
Denis Seiglan Set Decoration/Design
Jean-Bernard Thomasson Sound/Sound Designer
Bernard Zitzermann Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles [5:27]
2. Trouble Sleeping [4:50]
3. A Medical Opinion [9:28]
4. Proof Of Love [4:51]
5. Visiting Mother [7:40]
6. Water Sports [13:36]
7. Cinematic Eye [16:33]
8. Into The Night [6:42]
9. A Reason To Lie [7:39]
10. Intervention [5:08]
11. Together Alone [9:35]
12. Reawakening [6:18]

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