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Deep in the Woods -- A troupe of actors are hired to perform for a young boy's birthday at a remote mansion where a killer is roaming loose.
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14 June 2000 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
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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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

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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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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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Grim fairy tale steeped in Euro-Gothic traditions, 28 December 2004
Author: Libretio from Co. Durham, UK

DEEP IN THE WOODS (Promenons-nous dans les Bois)

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Sound formats: Dolby Digital / DTS

UK journalist Alan Jones credits this ultra-successful Gallic shocker with helping to kickstart the recent trend in French genre cinema (BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF, CRIMSON RIVERS, etc.), and it isn't hard to see why. Lionel Delplanque's hallucinatory fable attends the fortunes of five gorgeous young actors - two boys, three girls - during their visit to an isolated French château where they're hired to perform 'Little Red Riding Hood' for the oddball owner (François Berléand) and his autistic nephew (Thibault Truffert). News reaches them that a killer has escaped from police custody in the area, and when Berléand abruptly disappears (he's attacked in his bed), the actors are stalked by a murderous presence which kills them, one by one...

Though clearly influenced by its US counterparts (most notably PSYCHO and THE EVIL DEAD), DEEP IN THE WOODS also rehearses the core motifs of the Grimm fairytale ' Little Red Riding Hood' whilst simultaneously lifting most of its visual cues from European genre cinema, especially the films of Dario Argento, whose works are reflected in the classy camera moves, Gothic setting and dreamlike narrative structure; in other words, the plot meanders, but the movie LOOKS magnificent. However, we learn virtually nothing about the principal characters, except that they're sexually adventurous (two of the girls share a lesbian relationship, though one turns out to be bisexual) and that one of the guys (played by the impossibly handsome Vincent Lecœur, whose beauty is *worshipped* by Denis Rouden's appreciative camera) seems intrigued by Berléand's obvious attraction to him.

As the bodies pile up, Delplanque's screenplay (co-written with Annabel Perrechon) casts suspicion in all directions, but the resolution is frankly incomprehensible and the build-up is stifled by the director's insistence on turning cinematic cartwheels in an effort to supplement the meagre narrative. Thankfully, the closing sequences defy expectations (there's no prolonged battle between virginal survivor and monstrous killer, for instance), but the characters are mere ciphers, which makes it hard to care one way or the other. Sumptuously designed, the film is stylish to a fault, but it's also shallow and unscary, the work of an enthusiastic director trying too hard to impress with his feature debut. Co-stars include Denis Lavant (BEAU TRAVAIL) and Marie Trintignant (daughter of French film legend Jean-Louis Trintignant), who died in 2003 following a violent assault for which her boyfriend - French rock singer Bertrand Cantat - was eventually tried and convicted.

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