Park Circus Films has acquired all UK rights for Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno from international sales company MK2.
The film is a part documentary, part reconstruction by directors Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea of the doomed 1960s project.
The 1964 film, which starred Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani, had an unlimited budget and was billed as the cinematographic event of the decade, but three weeks into filming it was beset by difficulties and the project was scrapped.
The rushes of the film, which was to tell the story of hotel manager who is possessed by jealousy, have never been seen, but Bromberg and Medrea have combined film/documentary uses the rushes, screen tests to make an emotional documentary about an ill-fated project.
The film screened this year in the Cannes Classic Official Selection and will be released in UK cinemas later this year.