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Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000)

A group of artists, composed of the young actors Wilfried and Matthieu and the actresses Sophie, Mathilde and the dumb Jeanne, is hired by a millionaire, Axel de Fersen, to present a ... See full summary »

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Mathilde
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A group of artists, composed of the young actors Wilfried and Matthieu and the actresses Sophie, Mathilde and the dumb Jeanne, is hired by a millionaire, Axel de Fersen, to present a performance of Little Red Riding Hood in his isolated castle to celebrate the birthday of his grandson. Meanwhile, the police advises that a serial killer is raping and killing young women in the woods around that area. During the night, the group feels trapped and threatened in the castle, guessing who is and where might be the killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Don't go there alone!

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for brief language | See all certifications »
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14 June 2000 (France)  »

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Deep in the Woods  »

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$56,119 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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$56,119 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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In English the films title "Promenons-nous dans les bois" translates to "Let's Go For A Walk In The Woods." See more »

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Winter Was Hard
Written by Aulis Sallinen
Performed by Kronos Quartet
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Has all the elements of a sexy, suspenseful film for the sophisticated viewer.
17 June 2003 | by (Rock Hill, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

I can't believe all the low ratings for the French film Deep in the Woods. There are incredible young actors, notably Clément Sibony, and an especially hot Vincent Lecoeur. There is explicit lesbianism. It includes a very tense, satisfying Old man/young hunk(Lecoeur) bedroom scene. There is pot smoking and a rather unusual party scene. While the nudity is minimum, this is a French retelling of a familiar childhood tale.

The film may seem overall simplistic but a deeper viewing will show it operates on several levels. I enjoyed listening to the french dialog while using the english subtitles. The film commentary was fair. The musical score is good. The budget on the film was small. This is incredible when there are many comments that the film is more style, than substance. (Perhaps I'd give more credence to Decoteau's constant poor mouthing if he created stylistic touches similar to Lionel Delplanque.)

The film is not fast paced. It can be considered slow, with a pace similar to The Talented Mr. Ripley, but I think it's a masterpiece... but perhaps I was just mesmerized by Lecoeur!


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