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14 June 2000 (Belgium) See more »
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Don't go there alone!
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Marie Trintignant ... La mère
Suzanne MacAleese ... Pélagie
Maud Buquet ... Mathilde
Alexia Stresi ... Jeanne

Denis Lavant ... Stéphane
Vincent Lecoeur ... Wilfried

Michel Muller ... Le policier

François Berléand ... Axel de Fersen

Clotilde Courau ... Sophie

Clément Sibony ... Matthieu
Thibault Truffert ... Nicolas
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Directed by
Lionel Delplanque 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lionel Delplanque  adaptation
Annabelle Perrichon 

Produced by
Olivier Delbosc .... producer
Pierrick Goter .... executive producer
Marc Missonnier .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jérôme Coullet 
 
Cinematography by
Denis Rouden 
 
Film Editing by
Alice Lary 
Pomme Zhed 
 
Casting by
Stéphane Foenkinos 
 
Production Design by
Arnaud de Moleron 
Frank Monseigny 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Bréhat 
 
Makeup Department
Nadine Bournazeau .... makeup artist
Guillaume Castagné .... special makeup effects artist
Nana Chiabaut .... key makeup artist
Denis Gastou .... special makeup effects artist
Sylvie Greco .... makeup artist
Pierre-Paul Jayne .... special makeup effects artist
Olivia Lequimener .... hair stylist
Pascal Molina .... special makeup effects artist
Ariane Moreau .... special makeup effects artist
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Annie Dautane .... production supervisor
Bertrand Girard .... assistant production manager
Emmanuel Jacquelin .... production manager
Roxanne Pinheiro .... unit manager
Guillaume Sion .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Freddy Busso .... first assistant director
Jérôme Debusschère .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sandrine Canaux .... set dresser
Nicolas Contre .... property master
Nicolas Doyon .... construction coordinator
Emmanuel Marais .... props
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucien Balibar .... sound
Guillaume Bouchateau .... sound editor
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Aymeric Devoldère .... boom operator
Aymeric Devoldère .... sound editor
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexandre Landon .... sound recordist
Fabrice Sauré .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Claude Dauphinot .... special effects
Georges Demétrau .... fire and mechanical effects
Bruno Maillard .... special effects supervisor
Benoît Squizzato .... special effects
Olivier Zenenski .... special effects
Alain Couty .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Emmanuel Chapon .... cg artist
François Dumoulin .... digital compositor
Luc Froehlicher .... cg supervisor
 
Stunts
Virginie Arnaud .... stunts
Alain Barbier .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Cyril Raffaelli .... stunts (as Cyril Cuenel Raffaelli)
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremie Alexandre .... video assist operator
Nouredyne Amroun .... second assistant camera
Avel Corre .... electrician
Stéphane Germain .... grip
Thibault Grabherr .... still photographer
Cyril Kuhnholtz .... grip
Michel Lebray .... gaffer
Pierre-Alain Lods .... camera operator
Cyril Mulon .... first assistant camera
Denis Paillieux .... electrician
Jérôme Pezzini .... grip
Pablo Ponce .... first assistant camera
Yan Ricord .... key grip
Michel Rodas .... Steadicam operator
Rodolphe Soucaret .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Davoust .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Stéphanie Araud .... assistant editor
Denis Parrot .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stéphane Briand .... score mixer
 
Other crew
Céline Breuil-Japy .... continuity
Céline Breuil-Japy .... script supervisor
Matthieu Doze .... choreographer
Gaëtane Josse .... production secretary
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Promenons-nous dans les bois" - France (original title)
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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for brief language
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90 min
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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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A Visually Splendid, 22 January 2002



Deep in the Woods (aka:Promenons-nous dans les bois) is a sort of French spin on the glossy post-Scream teen slasher. All the ingredients are present, from the cast of beautiful young men and women, the hip soundtrack, right on down to the film's packaging, which looks straight out of Dimension's art department. However, all similiarities end there. Judging this "book" by it's cover would be a big mistake, because Deep in the Woods is more Argento than Craven, and is one of the finest examples of European horror to make it on to DVD.

The film opens with a long traveling shot of a woman reading "Little Red Riding Hood" to a child, and it's a dazzling introduction, with the camera peering through a keyhole and gliding into the room, leading up a truly unsettling murder. We are then introduced to our lead players, a quintet of actors hired to perform Red Riding Hood for an eccentric millionaire, Axel de Fersen(Berleand), and his autistic grandson, Nicolas ( a spooky kid named Thibault Truffert) . As the title suggests, Axel's home is an isolated castle deep within the woods, and from the moment the group arrives, there is an immediate sense of dread, with Axel displaying a rather nasty temperment,( as well as a bit of "affection" for Wilfried (Lecoeur)), a bizarre "game-keeper" named Stephane (Denis Levant) who hovers over Axel protectively, and, of course, the autistic Nicolas, who manages to be creepy just by sitting there. Meanwhile, the police are in hot pursuit of a serial rapist who has apparently taken up residence in the 10 kilometers of woods surrounding Axel's estate. Before long, we are thrown headlong into a Giallo-like murder-mystery that works quite well until the final act, where the film seems to run out of gas. Still, it's quite a ride while it lasts!

Delplanque's direction is the real star here. The bio on the DVD says he was only 27 years old when he completed Deep in the Woods, and I have to say, I was really impressed, if not downright shocked, by his ability to turn this relatively formulaic tale into a splendidly entertaining visual feast! If this is any indication of what this guy's next project will look like, get me my ticket now! From quick cuts, long shots, ingenious angles and some spectacular point-of-view stuff, the camera becomes as organic as the characters (and in some cases, more so). In the hands of a lesser filmmaker this film could have easily been a kill-by-numbers I Know What You Did Last Summer rehash, but Delplanque's unique visuals keep you glued to the screen until the rather unsatisfying conclusion.

As a whole, I highly recommend Deep in the Woods. It's leagues better than any of it's American counterparts (although so is sleeping or watching paint dry), and is sure to please fans of Argento, Bava, et all. The only complaints I have are the same complaints I always have with Giallo's and that is the cardboard characterizations and lack of logic in the script, although Deep in the Woods is actually pretty consistent in the latter.

As far as extras, there are a bunch, but they aren't all that. There is the whole cast/crew bios section, but, aside from the director, who cares? No one stood out as the next Gerard Depardieu, so I really didn't care what Maud Buquet had on her resume'. There are also two trailers which are virtually identical, save the French trailer shows full frontal nudity and most of the goriest bits, so, while it's great to watch, wait till you've seen the film before watching the naked ladies over and over. There is also a commentary by Brian Yuzna of all people, who is called "Horror Expert" on the liner notes. He reads from notes scribbled by Delplanque, and then throws in his two cents. His commentary is actually pretty cool, because he seems genuinely impressed with the director's work, but it would have been nice to hear from Delplanque himself, even if they had to subtitle his commentary. Rounding out the package are the nice English and French 5.1 audio tracks. Both the video and audio presentation are flawless, but since this is a 2000 release I'd expect no less.

All in all, a decent package of an above average flick by Artisan and a real treat for anyone who has yet to recover from the Dawson's Creek era of the horror genre. Pretty people CAN die in very ugly ways, after all!

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