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9 Ratings

In Hell

Gloria mundi

Directed by Nikos Papatakis
France, 1976


A sadistic film producer want to make a movie about torture. In order to get better into character, lead actor Galai begins torturing herself. Soon, however, the funding runs dry, but Galai has gone too far and is now determined to finish the film herself, regardless of cost.

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In Hell Directed by Nikos Papatakis

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  • εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film In Hell

    Papatakis, who once lent Genet the floor above his night club to make A Song of Love and later directed his own intramural ode - to vengeance - in Les Abysses (a heretic "Femmes, Femmes" with a considerably looser screw), was the one entitled to fulfilling a film in which the outside is just one in a series of concentric whale bellies, turning the old truism that gods are everywhere to the congestive fear of eyes and

  • José Neves's rating of the film In Hell

    A more interesting movie that actually achieved, which extends the premises of cruelty of "Les Abysses" and foreshadows the staging harshness of "Les Équilibristes". Sometimes it falls into a self-conviction that imbues what is filmed, but others, often enough, there's a rather cinematographic observation of the spaces that fiction confronts. A film that begins as a giallo and ends up as a representation of politics.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film In Hell

    Une oeuvre hautement dérangeante, à classer dans les films "tempête" de l'histoire du cinéma, dont la projection durant le printemps 1976 fut rapidement interrompue, par d'intempestives et constantes menaces d'attentats à la bombe dans les rares salles de cinéma qui le programmaient et dont le montage fut remodelé durant l'année 2005 par le réalisateur en partie insatisfait de la mouture initiale.

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