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L'ENFER D'HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT (HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO)

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Cannes Classics
Directed by :
Serge BROMBERG Ruxandra MEDREA 
Country:
FRANCE
Year:
2009
Duration:
94.00 minutes

Synopsis

Our film is a legend! In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot chose 26 years-old Romy Schneider and 42 years-old Serge Reggiani, to be the leads of L’ENFER. An enigmatic and original project; an unlimited budget; a film, which was meant to be the cinematographic event at its release. However, after 3 weeks into filming, drama happens. The project is interrupted and the images, which were told to be “incredible”, will never be shown.
I have recovered those images that were forgotten for half a century and they are more mind-blowing than the legend predicted. They are telling a unique film, that of madness and jealousy filmed from a subjective point of view, the story of a cursed filming and that of Henri-Georges Clouzot, who had set free his mad film making talent. Romy Schneider has never been so beautiful and magnetic. Never a director has been so close to the hero he invented. Our film shows L’ENFER such as it was shot and tells the emotional story of a magnificent failure.

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Production

LOBSTER FILMS - 13 rue Lacharriere - 75011 Paris - FRANCE - T : +33 (0)1 43 38 69 69 - prod@lobsterfilms.com - www.lobsterfilms.com

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MK2 - T : +33 (0)1 44 67 30 00

French press

MONICA DONATI - T : +33 (0)1 44 67 30 00 - monica.donati@mk2.com

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