96 minutes

In 1964, Wages of Fear director Henri-Georges Clouzot starts to shoot on location an ambitious drama of jealousy and passion starring Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani, L'Enfer, but the turbulent shoot is interrupted and the film is never finished. Fascinating documentary about a famous lost film of French cinema, retracing its troubled conception and production; its main interest lies in the formally outstanding and creatively challenging 1964 rushes, here presented for the first time, and in the contextualisation of the production itself, though that pretty much restrains its audience to film students and cinephiles.

Serge Bromberg presents a Lobster Films production in co-production with France 2 Cinéma; with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinécinéma, Canal Plus Horizons; with the participation of France 2; with the support of La Région Île-de-France, La Région Auvergne; developed with the support of the Media Programme of the European Community; with the support of La Fondation Groupama Gan pour le Cinéma; with the participation of Centre National de la Cinématographie.
With Romy Schneider, Serge Reggiani, Bérénice Bejo, Jacques Gamblin.
Directed by Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea Annonier, from an original idea by Mr. Bromberg and the rushes of L'Enfer, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot; produced by Mr. Bromberg; screenplay by Mr. Bromberg, from the rushes of L'Enfer, written by Mr. Clouzot, José-André Lacour and Jean Ferry; music by Bruno Alexiu; directors of photography (1964 footage), Andreas Winding, Armand Thirard, Claude Renoir; director of photography (2009 location shoot and interviews), Irina Lubtchansky; director of photography (2009 studio fictional recreation), Jérôme Krumenacker; production designer (2009 interviews), Nicolas Faure; art director (2009 studio fictional recreation), Valérie Massadian; film editor, Janice Jones; light effects artists (1964 footage), Joël Stein, Yvaral; special effects supervisor (1964 footage), Éric Duvivier.
Screened: IndieLisboa festival advance DVD screener, Lisbon, April 15th 2010.


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