French drama Inferno hits DVD in April
A film by Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea
'Official Selection - Out of Competition - Cannes Film Festival 2009'
ON DVD: April 12th 2010
In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot chose Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani, as the lead actors of L'Enfer (Inferno). This enigmatic and original project, about a hotel manager who becomes possessed by the demons of jealousy, was given an unlimited budget and touted to be the cinematographic event of the decade. However, three weeks into filming, drama unfolds and the project aborted. The images, said to be incredible, were never shown.
Decades later, having uncovered some of the original rushes and screen tests, directors Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea have succeeded in recreating a new film from the remnants and brought it to fruition. Part original, part documentary and part reconstruction, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno shows L'Enfer as it was shot, and tells the emotional story of an ill-fated film project and of Henri-Georges Clouzot, who had been given free rein to his filmmaking genius.
'Making of' Documentary (57 mins)
Park Circus trailers
RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes
French Dialogue - English Subtitles
CAT NO: PC0003