l'enfer d'henri georges clouzot


In L’enfer, the daily scenes are shot in black and white, and Marcel’s visions and fantasies are shot in color, the improbable color of madness. To produce these “shock images”, Clouzot could rely on two exceptional technicians: Claude Leon, head of fabrication at LTC Labs, who would stop the lab to do his enigmatic printing tests and Michel Deruelle in charge of makeup who experimented in new ways: actors covered in sequins or olive oil, blue lipstick, multicolor makeup.

  • Romy SchneiderJean-Claude Bercq, and Serge Reggiani in test footage for L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (1964)