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Les raisins de la mort
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5 July 1978 (France) See more »
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When the wine flows, the terror begins ...
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A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Marie-Georges Pascal ... Élisabeth (as Marie George Pascal)
Félix Marten ... Paul (as Felix Marten)
Serge Marquand ... Lucien
Mirella Rancelot ... Lucie
Patrice Valota
Patricia Cartier ... Antoinette
Michel Herval ... Michel
Paul Bisciglia ... Lucas

Brigitte Lahaie ... La grande femme blonde (as Brigitte Lahaye)
Olivier Rollin
François Pascal
Evelyne Thomas ... Brigitte
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guillaume Le Vacher ... Young living dead (uncredited)
Raphaël Marongiu ... Dead man in the press (uncredited)
Jean Rollin ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Rollin 
 
Writing credits
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou (story) &
Jean Rollin (story)

Jean Rollin (screenplay) &
Christian Meunier (screenplay)

Produced by
Claude Guedj .... producer
Christian Ruh .... executive producer
Jean-Marie Ghanassia .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sissman 
 
Cinematography by
Claude Bécognée (director of photography) (as Claude Becognée)
 
Film Editing by
Dominique Saint-Cyr  (as Dominique Saintcyr)
Christian Stoianovich 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou .... first assistant director
Christian Meunier .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Henri Humbert .... sound effects
Claude Panier .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Yannick Josse .... special effects
Raphaël Marongiu .... special effects (as Raphael Marongiu)
Alfredo Tiberi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Jobert .... assistant camera
Etienne Jourdan .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Noël Guillot .... assistant editor (as Henri-Noel Guillot)
 
Other crew
Lionel Bernier .... production department
Olivier Rollin .... production assistant
 

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Also Known As:
"Les raisins de la mort" - France (original title)
"The Raisins of Death" - International (English title)
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Germany:85 min | USA:90 min (uncut version)
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Writer Jean-Pierre Bouyxou appears in two different bits : as the one-eyed living dead (with mustache), and as the living dead with a scythe (without mustache).See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: During the long zoom in the scene where Élisabeth meets the blind girl at the deserted valley, a man can be seen walking in the distance.See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Rollin unearths fresh rural dread in surreal zombie poem, 13 November 2005
Author: fertilecelluloid from Mountains of Madness

Jean Rollin's "Grapes of Death" is a refreshing living dead poem, and an effective low key horror film from France's gentleman auteur.

After Elizabeth (Marie-Georges Pascal) encounters a rotting man and the corpse of her traveling companion on a deserted train, she flees into the countryside where she must battle a plague of the sad, tortured dead. The "grapes" of the title relate to the cause of the spreading problem.

Rollin's films have always found horror and dread in rural landscapes and crumbling architecture; in "Grapes" the fascination with these elements continues and is intensified by suitably evocative photography. Despite some ropey focus and action sequences that don't quite cut smoothly, this is the director's most technically polished work and an important addition to French "cinefantastique".

Although the plot line bears some similarity to Romero's "The Crazies" and the visuals pre-date the recent dead-on-arrival French "Revenants" (see review), Rollin does not run this show along traditional genre lines. Instead, he has the heroine Pascal encountering a blind woman who is oblivious to the contagion and a recluse (Brigitte Lahaie) who may be her savior in a white nightie. Elizabeth's final reunion with her boyfriend has a sad, tragic quality that becomes, like the rest of the film, quite surreal.

There is sporadic gore and the violence is shockingly sudden in parts, but Rollin's trademark dream-like pacing and social commentary are there to be enjoyed and appreciated.

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