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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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Cast

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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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Jean Rollin 
 
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Jean Rollin 

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Monique Samarcq .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Bréjean  (as Gary Sandeur)
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Claude Couty 
 
Film Editing by
Gilbert Kikoïne 
 
Editorial Department
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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Atypical Rollin film, but not entirely, 26 March 2005
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

In this film Jean Rollin traded in his usual surrealist-Gothic, crumbling-castle-by-the-seaside setting for a cold, modern Paris office building. Still this film has the same strange atmosphere of haunting romanticism and the interesting visuals that characterize the director's best work. The plot is uncharacteristically coherent--a man falls in love with a woman who has escaped from a high-rise clinic where she is being kept along with a number of other patients whose memories, identities, and very minds are being eaten away as the result of an environmental accident. On a superficial level, the movie seems like a cross between David Cronenberg's "Shivers" and George Romero's "The Crazies", but it's a Rollin film all the way focusing more on the tragic romance than the conspiracy angle. There's too much dialog and much of it is pretty inane, but some of it is actually pretty moving. It makes you think of the plight of Alzheimer's patients (albeit young, attractive, and frequently naked ones). The only real let-down is the acting. Brigitte Lahaie is a great actress for a former porn star, but that's kind of like being a great basketball player for a quadriplegic. The male lead is a stiff and the guy playing the doctor is pretty unconvincing. Still,if you like Rollin films in general, this one is worth checking out at least.

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