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L'Enfer (1994)

L'enfer (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | November 1994 (USA)
Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. As he succumbs to green-eyed jealousy, his life starts to ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Claude Chabrol (adaptation), Claude Chabrol (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuelle Béart ... Nelly
François Cluzet ... Paul Prieur
Nathalie Cardone Nathalie Cardone ... Marylin
André Wilms ... Doctor Arnoux
Marc Lavoine Marc Lavoine ... Martineau
Christiane Minazzoli Christiane Minazzoli ... Mme Vernon
Dora Doll ... Mme Chabert
Mario David ... Duhamel
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... M. Vernon
Thomas Chabrol ... Julien
Noël Simsolo Noël Simsolo ... M. Chabert
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Young Boy
Amaya Antolin Amaya Antolin ... Mariette
Jean-Claude Barbier Jean-Claude Barbier ... M. Pinoiseau
Claire De Beaumont Claire De Beaumont ... Mme Rudemont
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Storyline

Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. As he succumbs to green-eyed jealousy, his life starts to crumble. Each step on his downward spiral to madness seems to accelerate, driving him further along the path to a personal hell. Finally, the former shell of his personality cracks completely, with tragic consequences. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'Enfer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,736, 23 October 1994

Gross USA:

$39,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,003
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Dolby SR | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Mario David who appears in this film also had a role in the original version, Inferno (1964). See more »

Quotes

Nelly: Aren't you drinking too much?
Paul Prieur: I'm cold.
Nelly: I'm cold too.
Paul Prieur: Do you want it?
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Crazy Credits

The movie closes with a title that reads "No end". See more »

Connections

Remake of Inferno (1964) See more »

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Les couleurs du temps
Composed by Guy Béart
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rather splendid late Chabrol

Surprisingly good, in fact rather splendid late Chabrol. We start with a young couple full of love and optimism as they bounce about running their hotel, bringing up baby and making eyes at each other. The wife seems to naturally do this semi flirting semi friendly stuff with everyone and gradually her husband begins to become jealous. We are never 100% certain but what at first seems six of one and half a dozen of the other descends into the 'hell' of the title as the green eyed monster truly comes to fruition. Initially delightful, this movie gets as dark as it possibly could and we are gripped, even perhaps more than with a Hitchcock as the terrible finale awaits.


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