The Abyss (1988 film)

The Abyss

Film poster
Directed by André Delvaux
Produced by Jean-Claude Batz
Philippe Dussart
Written by André Delvaux
Marguerite Yourcenar
Starring Gian Maria Volontè
Cinematography Charles Van Damme
Edited by Albert Jurgenson
Release dates
  • 13 May 1988 (1988-05-13)
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Language French

The Abyss (French: L'Œuvre au noir) is a 1988 drama film directed by André Delvaux. It was entered into the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It is based on the novel of the same name by Marguerite Yourcenar. The film received the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC).



  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Abyss". Retrieved 27 July 2009.
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