In the 1950s and 60s, Henri-Georges Clouzot was one of Frances 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, and his gift for generating tension and suspense on screen earned him the nickname the French Hitchcock. 1963, Clouzot began work on a project called LENFER (aka THE INFERNO), a tale of jealousy that leads to madness, and the filmmaker was promised all time and resources he needed for the picture. However, while the director was meticulously prepared when shooting began, after only three weeks the production was halted and never resumed; Clouzot would complete only two more films before his death in 1977. Filmmakers Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea try to answer the question of what happened to a project so full of promise in HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOTS INFERNO, a documentary which looks into the shadowy history of this lost film. Including interviews with members of the cast and crew and excerpts from the surviving footage, the film tells the tale of how a great director ran afoul of his own demons while making a movie about a troubled man.
Starring Romy Schneider, Bérénice Bejo, Serge Reggiani
Director Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea