In Paris, during the eighties, a man freed from prison is rejected by his wife. At the end of his rope, he beats her up and then throws himself out the window in front of his three daughters.
Sophie, Céline and Anne, the three sisters, are now adult, each pursuing their own life. Family ties have been severed.Sophie, the eldest, is married to Pierre, a photographer with whom she’s had two children. The couple is going through a rocky patch. Céline, single, is the only one who takes care of their feeble mother who is in a retirement home. Anne, an architecture student, is having a passionate love affair with Frédéric, one of her teachers.
A young man enters Céline’s life. Attractive Sébastien seems determined to charm her. What he reveals to Céline brings the three sisters together again, allows them to accept their past and to perhaps at last dare to truly live.
|original title:||L' Enfer|
|country:||France, Italy, Belgium, Japan|
|sales agent:||Focus Features International|
|directed by:||Danis Tanovic|
|release date:||BE 16/11/2005, FR 30/11/2005, IT 20/12/2006, UK 21/04/2006|
|screenplay:||Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Krzysztof Kieslowski|
|cast:||Karin Viard, Emmanuelle Béart, Marie Gillain, Jacques Gamblin, Guillaume Canet, Carole Bouquet, Miki Manojlović, Jean Rochefort, Serge-Henri Valcke, Jacques Perrin|
|cinematography by:||Laurent Dailland|
|film editing:||Francesca Calvelli|
|art director:||Aline Bonetto|
|costumes designer:||Caroline de Vivaise|
|producer:||Čedomir Kolar, Marion Hänsel, Dusko Segvic, Danis Tanovic|
|production:||ASAP Films, Man's Films Productions, Sintra Film, Bitters End (JP), France 2 CInéma (FR), D.D Production, RTL-TVI (BE), Canal +, TPS Star (FR)|
|backing:||Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Ile de France, Raï Cinéma, Eurimages|
|distributor:||Diaphana Distribution, 01 Distribuzione (IT), Vértigo Films (ES)|