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

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 23, 2010
A fascinating exploration of artistic self-destruction and hubris...
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 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 6, 2009
What survives is a striking cautionary tale for budding filmmakers and a haunting evocation of experimentation run amok.
November 6, 2009
Up there with Lost in La Mancha as a glorious chronicle of film-making folly, the documentary Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno is a beguiling account of a movie that never happened.
November 6, 2009
Bromberg examines this lost footage and his assemblage is perhaps more fascinating than the completed work would have been. A must-see.
November 6, 2009
What's clear is that the film really does look like a lost masterpiece, a synthesis of Hitchcockian psychosis and pure '60s style. Bromberg's doc deserves to be the last word on an enigmatic film.