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Francois
Catherine Baugué ...
Catherine
Jalil Lespert ...
Stéphane (as Djallil Lespert)
Marc Adjadj ...
Pierre
Nathalie Bensard ...
Muriel
Vincent Simonelli ...
Bruno
François Lepage ...
Jeff
Elisabeth Joinet ...
Anne
Gilles Marchand ...
Didier
Isabelle Coursin ...
Isabelle
Aurelia Doudeau ...
Claire
Virgil Biechy ...
Julien
Jean-Marc Fattaccio ...
Le marin
Luckie Royer ...
Luckie
Michaël Royer ...
Michael
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In December of 1999, François organizes a retreat to a small island for himself, some friends, and their children to avoid the craziness of Paris during the turn of the millennium. Things quickly become tense between François and the young man who is the island's caretaker. Boredom and bickering add to the growing foreboding. By the end, will millennial noise in Paris seem mild in comparison to violence in the pastoral retreat? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ta mère la chauve
Written by B. Monseur / Samia Yahiaoui (as S. Yahiaoui)
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Small, deservedly obscure movie
25 August 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie finally clawed its way to U.S. distribution as part of the "2000 Seen By" series, six movies from different countries containing the (almost instantly outdated) visions of different filmmakers of what the end of the 20th century (not the real one, but you know what I mean). No doubt someone was sleeping with someone. Les Sanguinaires is a very boring movie about a group of people (French, obviously) who decide to avoid all the hype of the new millennium and spend that time on an isolated, rustic island. Like any good Lord Of The Flies type movie, the predictable sexual tensions and jealousies emerge, along with some semi-mystic events. The problem is that not only is this kind of thing a tired concept, but that it's played at the slowest pace possible, that the characters are none-too-interesting, and that the dialogue is all too realistic. Watch Hal Hartley's Book Of Life instead.


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