Saturday, July 04, 2009

L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

FR 1964-2009. (c) 2009 Lobster Films, France 2 Cinéma. D: Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea. Concept: Serge Bromberg, dai rushes di L’Enfer (1964) di Henri-Georges Clouzot; SC: Henri-Georges Clouzot, José-André Lacour, Jean Ferry; DP: Andréas Winding, Armand Thirard; S: William-Robert Sivel; CAST: Romy Schneider (Odette), Serge Reggiani (Marcel), Dany Carrel (Marylou), Jean-Claude Bercq (Martineau), Maurice Garrel (Dr. Arnoux), Mario David (Julien); crediti film 2009: Op.: Irina Lubtchansky, Jérôme Krumenacker; ED: Janice Jones; DP: Nicolas Faure; M: Bruno Alexiu; S: Jean Gargonne; CAST: Bérénice Bejo (Odette), Jacques Gamblin (Marcel); P: Serge Bromberg per Lobster Films/France 2 Cinéma/MK2; 35mm. [95’ announced], real duration 100 min. French version From: MK2 in collaborazione con Lobster Films. - English subtitles: Lenny Borger. - Presentano Gian Luca Farinelli, Serge Bromberg. Viewed at Cinema Arlecchino, Bologna, 4 July 2009. - Via digital intermediate. - A fascinating study of the unfinished big budget film by Henri-Georges Clouzot, on the morbid jealousy felt by Marcel (Serge Reggiani) to his wife Odette (Romy Schneider). Unseen for 45 years, the 15 hours of camera negative consist of bits and pieces presented by Serge Bromberg in an imaginative way. Romy Schneider is in top form. This is also interesting as kinetic art, in the same way as Clouzot's La Prisonnière. Memorable and effective new music by Bruno Alexiu.

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