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  • Actors: Emmanuelle Béart, François Cluzet, Nathalie Cardone, André Wilms, Marc Lavoine
  • Directors: Claude Chabrol
  • Writers: Claude Chabrol, Henri-Georges Clouzot, José-André Lacour
  • Producers: Marin Karmitz
  • Format: Color, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Fox Lorber Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 10, 1998
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1572522739
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,313 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "L'Enfer" on IMDb

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Ambiguity by itself does not create tension.
Dennis Littrell
Francois Cluzot plays the man who wins and weds Beart, but then becomes extremely jealous.
Paul Kao
Life is too short to watch this kind of movie.
Robert Bezimienny

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
This is a wonderful piece of work. It makes you tingle they way in which jealosy is portrayed as a person living in fear, anger and desperation. The iterview and commentary from the the director was also profound.
One of the best films I've ever seen.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eat The Rich Books on February 13, 2000
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Reality, or fantasy is the immediate question posed in Claude Chabrol's L'Enfer. The man who carries the mantel the"French Hitchcock" Chabrol delivers a taut, bare to the bones thriller.
When husband Paul (Francois Cluzet) begins to believe his beautiful, flirtatious wife Nelly (Emmanuelle Beart) is fooling around, his psychological demise is quick, and intense.
Chabrol brings us the story primarily from Paul's point of view, leaving many of the ambiguities, as well as the uncertainties of this tale to our own imagination.
From a script of Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique, Wages of Fear) written in 1964, Chabrol updates the original (Clouzot never finished his version due to failing health, he died in 1977) giving it the contemporary setting and dialogue, but maintaining a style of presentation consistent with the thrillers of that era.
I love this early exchange: Nelly: "You're following me, Paul." Paul: "Why would I, is there any reason?" Nelly: "No, but if you keep it up, there will be."
Emmanuelle Beart shows why she is one of the world's great stars. American audiences have yet to have the best of Beart, who's English speaking debut (Mission:Impossible) seemed uneven, almost clumsy. But here she delivers on all cylinders: a beautiful seductress. Calculating? Unfaithful? We'll see.
Highly recommended.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 6, 1999
Format: DVD
I bought and had to return this DVD twice because it is a badly flawed transfer. Considerably worse than the VHS. Only filler was a trailer which was unwatchable because the video and audio broke up.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 8, 1999
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L'Enfer is a film about a young French couple who moved to a lake resort in hopes of finding peace from the stress of the city life with their young son. This film contains a very real circumstance which many couples experience. The accuracy of the insanity of the husbands justifiable suspiscions turn into an absolute destructive obsession is all to real in a very disturbing way. This film is a must-see and may even prevent yourself from falling into this vortex of self-induced paranoid psychosis.
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Descriptions of the movie I read before buying it referred to Paul as succumbing to green-eyed jealousy or being driven crazy with jealousy, but early on in the movie he has a conversion with a disembodied voice concerning his wife's actions. Hearing voices (and especially carrying on a conversion with them) is one of the major signs of insanity and paranoid delusions is also a symptom. Paul is already insane, I believe the reviewers I read have it backwards. Jealousy is not driving Paul mad, his insanity is driving his jealously. About half way through the movie he seems to also be seeing things which are not there, or more precisely he seems to be seeing scenes in a movie about the hotel which are totally different than what is actually on the screen. This is in addition to the fantasies he often has about what his wife is up to with other men. He speaks of suicide more than once, and eventually he claims that everybody is sick except him. Two more traits of an insane person. His jealously is getting worse because his insanity is getting worse, not the other way around.
Paul's character is well thought out and well acted. I only had two problems with this movie worth mentioning. First, how stupid Paul acted at times. That is not to say there was anything wrong with the movie, or how his character was portrayed. It was in fact appropriate for the character and the movie portrayed it quite well. It is due to my personal likes and dislikes in movies. I simply loose interest in a movie where a character is acting this stupid regardless of the reason. Second, I found the ending confusing, you might say that I was having about as much trouble telling reality from fantasy as Paul. Of course that was probably the intent, so good job. Just the same I prefer endings where I know what happened.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V. Risoli on June 15, 2010
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The images and subject matter of this unusual, mesmerizing film, "L'Enfer" based on Henri-Georges Clouzot's final script and adapted and directed by French Hitchcock, Claude Chabrol are breathtakingly beautiful. After seeing his "La Ceremonie" I became a hardcore Chabrol fan embarassingly for the first time that I can remember. Clouzot is also a favorite of mine and usually posthumous marriages of this kind could fare better like Traufaut's script of "The Little Thief." The acting is superb. I do not know what the fuss is about the "DVD transfer" as I ordered a used copy that was perfect and everything is gloriously preserved to watch again and again, it is that brilliant.
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This DVD has worse image quality than a VHS copy of a copy of a copy. This kind of thing doesn't usually bother me, but here it's just unbelievable how bad the transfer quality is. Every image is muddy and dark, while the whites are overexposed and the colors are over-saturated. It's virtually unwatchable (and, again, I am someone who reads comments like this and figures at least we have a copy of the movie, so who cares, but in this case it's very, very bad).

Avoid the DVD with ASIN: 1572522739 on the page and the title in red letters. There's a newer release of this film here: The Kimstim Collection: L'Enfer. Maybe it's better.
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