L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno)
L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno) (2010)

In the 1950s and '60s, Henri-Georges Clouzot was one of France's most acclaimed and successful filmmakers, a director who enjoyed massive international success with Le Salaire de la Peur (aka The Wages of Fear) and Les Diaboliques,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 16, 2010
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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The remains of an aborted movie can become a fascinating pastiche.

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A.O. Scott
New York 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.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... 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...

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The results are like nothing you've seen before: Clouzot seemed to be reinventing the medium itself.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Thankfully, the story -- and especially Clouzot's existing footage -- is fascinating enough to transcend the treatment.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The new documentary unveils lots of amazing-looking footage for the first time.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

A fascinating exploration of artistic self-destruction and hubris...

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

[A] frequently tantalizing, if featherweight, documentary reconstruction.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
This is an intriguing documentary about "Inferno," a film that Henri-Georges Clouzot started directing but was not able to complete in 1964, starring… More
John Ballantine
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… More
Wu Chouin
Intriguing doc about the legendary H.G Clouzot's unfinished film 'L'Enfer'. It has rare footage of dailies, cam/makeup tests and interviews… More