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

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May 17, 2018
Trust me. You'll remember this failure's images long after you've forgotten countless other movies, even those that have been hailed as a triumph.
February 4, 2018
This 'unmaking-of' documentary is as mesmerisingly compelling as its subject might have been, and adds some splendidly disorienting reels to the cinema of anxiety. Unmissable - even if we all missed the film at its centre.
August 22, 2017
Even in its current fragmented, disassembled state, the scenes from Inferno proper exert a bizarre spell.
August 15, 2017
The documentary's investigative work goes only so far, but the images the great director created are revelatory.
May 26, 2011
... 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...
March 25, 2011
The new documentary unveils lots of amazing-looking footage for the first time.
February 11, 2011
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.
December 16, 2010
The remains of an aborted movie can become a fascinating pastiche.
September 16, 2010
The results are like nothing you've seen before: Clouzot seemed to be reinventing the medium itself.
July 29, 2010
Especially recommended for diehard film lovers, this cinematic archaeological dig will interest anyone fascinated by one of filmdom's great might-have-beens.
July 23, 2010
A fascinating exploration of artistic self-destruction and hubris...
July 16, 2010
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.
July 16, 2010
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.
July 15, 2010
Thankfully, the story -- and especially Clouzot's existing footage -- is fascinating enough to transcend the treatment.
July 15, 2010
mesmerizing
July 14, 2010
[A] frequently tantalizing, if featherweight, documentary reconstruction.
July 13, 2010
For all the irrationality that fueled Clouzot's project, it's reasonable to assume that the finished Inferno would never have been any better or more evocative than this arrangement of its shards.
February 26, 2010
The resulting reconstruction is a triumphant realization of Clouzot's vision.
November 13, 2009
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.
November 13, 2009
A fascinating picture.
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