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20 August 1980 (France) See more »
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A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident. | Add synopsis »
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Brigitte Lahaie ... Elysabeth
Vincent Gardère
Dominique Journet ... Véronique
Bernard Papineau ... Le docteur Francis
Rachel Mhas ... Solange
Cathy Stewart ... Catherine (as Catherine Greiner)
Natalie Perrey ... La mère
Christiane Farina ... Christiane
Élodie Delage ... Marie (as Véronique Délaissé)
Jean Hérel ... Jacques
Jacques Gall
Dominique Saint-Cyr
Gregoire Cherlian ... Le gardien
Jean Cherlian ... L'homme de main
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alain Duclos ... Robert
Jack Gatteau ... Pierre (as Jacques Gatteau)
Cyril Val ... Alain (as Alain Plumey)
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Directed by
Jean Rollin 
 
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Jean Rollin 

Produced by
Monique Samarcq .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Bréjean  (as Gary Sandeur)
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Claude Couty 
 
Film Editing by
Gilbert Kikoïne 
 
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Dominique Saint-Cyr .... assistant editor
 

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Also Known As:
"La nuit des traquées" - France (original title)
"Night of the Hunted" - USA (video title)
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87 min
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Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2001) | France:-16 (original rating) | France:-12 (TV rating) (2001) | Netherlands:16 | UK:18

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Shivers of Caligari, 27 October 2011
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

Rollin's images are usually pure enough in just being themselves, that it's all a matter of how much concentrated emptiness he can shape around them; in other words he does story poorly, so when he manages to concentrate just a few strands around a sense of place his films can soothe with a dreamlike resonance.

The story here is about distraught amnesiacs kept under lock in a mysterious apartment complex. So we get a lot of somnambulist wanderings along empty corridors, a lot of stanzas about the ineffabilities of touch and connection in clinical environments; always on the verge between paralysis and sleep, bursts of emotional clarity - usually in the nude - drowned by despair.

The imports are distinctly Cartesian; so the mind matters, thought matters because ergo we are, memory, the self. Losing these is tantamount to a spiritual death.

So a lot of outdated ruminations on a philosophical level, not to say anything of Rollin's tendency to eventually rationalize the mystifying in a way that, looking back, we can contend ourselves that it all somehow made sense; here nonsense about a nuclear spill and the mind deteriorating on a cellular level.

But the sense of place is occasionally just powerful enough, the emptiness mirrored outside in desolate urban landscapes, that it merits one viewing for fans. You can relax with this, but perhaps a bit too much.

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