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Expulsion of the Devil (1973)

Au rendez-vous de la mort joyeuse (original title)
A married couple purchases an abandoned house in the countryside. Soon they witness strange apparitions and events. Their son and moreover their prepubescent daughter are haunted by a poltergeist.

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Françoise
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Marc
Jean-Pierre Darras ...
Peron
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Father D'Aval
Michel Creton ...
Leroy
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Beretti
André Weber ...
Kleber
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Sophie
Tony Librizzi
Mario Santini
Loris Baccheschi
Pascale Ange
Corinne Armand
Monique Berardi
Sylvie Bourgoin
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A married couple purchases an abandoned house in the countryside. Soon they witness strange apparitions and events. Their son and moreover their prepubescent daughter are haunted by a poltergeist.

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Expulsion of the Devil  »

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"Sonates pour piano et violon
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Clara Haskil, piano
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extraordinary first film from Juan Bunuel
12 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An extraordinary first film from Juan Bunuel, son of Luis, and if if does not completely succeed it is certainly a very bold effort. A variation on the old dark house film, the creepy and violent otherness here is of the poltergeist variety, and very violent and creepy it is. Lots of children here and one young girl (the daughter) who may be the main cause of things going very big bump in the night, and the day. This central character is played most convincingly and beautifully by leading model of the time, Yasmine Dahm. Her performance is perfect but the director does not seem to have given the same attention to all and some of the acting seems rather hammy, even a young Gerard Depardieu seems to be over acting, but then, dare I say, this would not be the last time for that! There are several dark sequences and I feel i might have scored this higher had it been a better print.


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