L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno)
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L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno)
A treasure trove of imagery from an unfinished film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The remains of an aborted movie can become a fascinating pastiche."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"It is, in effect, a making-of documentary about a movie that was never made -- a movie that was supposed to revolutionize the art form and that survives, in the limbo between intention and realization, as an intriguing possibility."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"... doesn't attempt to reconstruct, only reveal the play with imagery, the experiments in expression, the visual ideas at play and the obsessive drive to keep exploring..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Especially recommended for diehard film lovers, this cinematic archaeological dig will interest anyone fascinated by one of filmdom's great might-have-beens."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Intriguing stuff, full of arty shots of a pouting Schneider, it's well worth a look, even though it's presented here with only vague information about its context."
‑ Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)
"The results are like nothing you've seen before: Clouzot seemed to be reinventing the medium itself."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Thankfully, the story -- and especially Clouzot's existing footage -- is fascinating enough to transcend the treatment."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"The new documentary unveils lots of amazing-looking footage for the first time."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"An amazing glimpse into not only what could have been but how easy it is for a filmmaker to go down the rabbit hole into his own project-killing obsessive behavior."
‑ Brian Tallerico, Movie Retriever
"A fascinating picture."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"A fascinating exploration of artistic self-destruction and hubris..."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"[A] frequently tantalizing, if featherweight, documentary reconstruction."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"A fascinating peek behind the scenes of Clouzot's colossal failure ... (and) a compelling portrait of what happens when an artist's ego is allowed to run amok."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"mesmerizing"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"Superbly portrays the truly extraordinary and inventive vision this doomed movie could have unleashed upon the world."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine