" L'Enfer is a film about the desire that drives you crazy and locks it up. And about a woman who doesn't want to be locked up." Marin Karmitz
Paul has just bought and renovated the charming inn where he himself worked. He marries Nelly, one of the prettiest girls in the region, who soon gives him a child. Everything would be perfect without the loans to repay, the competition and Nelly's strange propensity to please, especially men. Without his evasive explanations about his schedule, his expenses… Yes, Paul is jealous. But from a pathological jealousy that transforms their daily life into "hell"...
“What I liked about the revival of L'Enfer is that this film contained a documentary fund, since it was written by a jealous man who knew his subject from the inside. I added a clinical study on the psychiatric manifestations of jealousy. At this level, it is clear that we are jealous because we are crazy, and not the other way around. There is a mental flaw in Paul because he had too much ambition for his means. – Claude Chabrol
1994 – Colors – 100 mins
New Master Restored 4K
French original version
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Available in single Blu-ray or DVD editions
. PRESENTATION OF THE FILM BY JOËL MAGNY (3 mins)
. COMMENTS BY CLAUDE CHABROL (38 mins)
Claude Chabrol explains three scenes from the film.
. ABOUT CLOUZOT (11 mins)
An interview with Claude Chabrol about L'Enfer by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
. CONVERSATION WITH MARIN KARMITZ (2020 – Unpublished – 25 mn – HD*)
Producer, distributor and exhibitor Marin Karmitz looks back on his relationship with Claude Chabrol, whose career he helped relaunch in 1984 with Chicken in Vinegar , and talks about their unique collaboration over nearly twenty years.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING • French version DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 / Audio description Dolby Digital 2.0 • Deaf and hearing-impaired subtitles • 1.66 format respected • Colors • Film length: 102 mins
DVD 9 – NEW RESTORED MASTER • French version Dolby Digital 2.0 • Audio description Dolby Digital 2.0 • Deaf and hard of hearing subtitles • 1.66 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 – Colors • Film length: 98 mins
Released April 7, 2021
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