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House of Voices (2004)
"Saint Ange" (original title)

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In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Anna Jurin
Lou Doillon ...
Judith
Catriona MacColl ...
Francard
Dorina Lazar ...
Ilinca
Virginie Darmon ...
Mathilde
Jérôme Soufflet ...
Daniel
Marie Herry ...
Marie
Eric Prat ...
Le responsable des services sociaux
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Storyline

In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, meets the last orphan , Judith, left behind because of her mental problems, and they become closer when Anna find that Judith also hear voices and footsteps of children. Anna investigate the place trying to disclose the secret about the invisible children. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some nudity and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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23 June 2004 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$420,975 (Spain) (10 June 2005)

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$661,887 (Spain) (17 June 2005)
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Trivia

In Mexico the film was released with the title "El Convento" ("The Convent") as the action happens in an orphanage. In fact, you can see only two nuns in the movie See more »

Goofs

About ten minutes into the movie Jurin Anna is exiting the locker room area. When she exits she places her two bags of luggage on the floor, while wearing black leather gloves. She then turns to close the door with no gloves on, and once the door is closed she turns and picks her bags back up with her black leather gloves on again. See more »

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Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Vera Lynn, Charlie Kunz and the Casani Club Orchestra
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This was lamentable
26 October 2005 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I saw this 2 months ago and I do not remember seeing anything so terrible in a long while.

It seems a lot of people found this movie confusing. I thought it was explained OK but like some one here said, the explanation for a pointless story becomes nul. So in the end, you are left in your seat wondering how to retrieve the time you unwisely spent watching this movie.

The only redeemable part of this movie is the set decoration. I like the haunted house, even though it obviously looks like a movie set and also looks very typical of all the haunted houses in other horror movies.

The acting was lamentable. Ledoyen and Doillon are B grade French actresses who are suited for this B movie. The actresses who played the older maid and the schoolmistress were the only ones who could act convincingly.

The directing was terrible. I got the impression that this director cheats a lot, not just with all his "borrowing" from other movies but also with his bad script. I can't defend any "subtlety" this movie had because there really was none.

I also spotted several technical mistakes, but the biggest mistake of all in "Saint Ange" was the movie itself and the fact that it was even made. I prefer to watch Asian horror films which are smarter and better made, because honestly even the worst and corniest of Asian films is much better than this French film.


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