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In a penitentiary, four prisoners occupy a cell: Carrère, who used his company to commit a fraud and was betrayed by his wife; the drag Marcus and his protégée, the retarded Paquerette, who... See full summary »

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Gérald Laroche ...
Carrère
Philippe Laudenbach ...
Lassalle
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Marcus
Dimitri Rataud ...
Pâquerette
Didier Bénureau ...
Hippolyte Picus
Félicia Massoni ...
Claire Carrère
Geoffrey Carey ...
Charles Danvers
Paul-Alexandre Bardela ...
Hugo Carrère
Boris Lutz ...
Danvers jeune
Nelson Jourdan ...
Danvers enfant
César Castagné-Favali ...
Danvers bébé
Yves Arnault ...
Le Directeur
Benjamin Haddad ...
Le Gardien de Prison 1
Thierry Cazal ...
Le Gardien de Prison 2
Olivier Bouana ...
Le Gardien de Prison 3
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In a penitentiary, four prisoners occupy a cell: Carrère, who used his company to commit a fraud and was betrayed by his wife; the drag Marcus and his protégée, the retarded Paquerette, who ate his six months sister; and the intellectual, Lassalle who killed his wife. One night, Carrère finds an ancient journal hidden in a hole in the wall of the cell. They realize that the book was written by Danvers in the beginning of the last century and is about black magic. They decide to read and use its content to escape from the prison, when they find the truth about Danvers' fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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During the preproduction, a producer, thinking books were outdated, asked to replace the black magic book found by prisoners by an e-book. See more »

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Scary with some gore
12 January 2007 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

I didn't feel that this film was quite as clever as it seemed to think it was but enjoyed it nevertheless.

It is original, although reminded me a little of two other French films, Vidocq and City of Lost Children, mostly for the colouring but also for the edgy quality of the close ups of the characters.

Set in a prison cell but do not let this put you off, this film seemingly goes further than many a multi locationed blockbuster.

Always interesting, with the perennial 'Black Arts' well to the fore and very good characterisation making some only too believable!

Scary with some gore this is well worth a viewing.


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