The Abyss (1988 film)

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).

The Abyss
Film poster
Directed byAndré Delvaux
Produced byJean-Claude Batz
Philippe Dussart
Written byAndré Delvaux
Marguerite Yourcenar
StarringGian Maria Volonté
Music byFrédéric Devreese
CinematographyCharles Van Damme
Edited byAlbert Jurgenson
Release date
  • 13 May 1988 (1988-05-13)
Running time
110 minutes



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