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House of Voices (2004) More at IMDbPro »Saint Ange (original title)


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Release Date:
23 June 2004 (France) See more »
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You're staying here alone? Are you sure? See more »
Plot:
In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Virginie Ledoyen ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marin Chouquet ... Alex
Christophe Lemaire ... Un homme des services sociaux (uncredited)
Louis Thevenon ... Un déménageur (uncredited)
Franck Vestiel ... Man in Black (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pascal Laugier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pascal Laugier 

Produced by
Christophe Gans .... producer
Emmanuel Gateau .... consulting producer
Richard Grandpierre .... producer
Vlad Paunescu .... producer
Stephane Sperry .... associate producer (as Stéphane Sperry)
Matthieu Warter .... consulting producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca 
 
Cinematography by
Pablo Rosso 
 
Film Editing by
Sébastien Prangère 
 
Production Design by
Bertrand Seitz 
 
Art Direction by
Mathieu Lauffray 
Calin Papura 
 
Set Decoration by
Adrian Popa 
 
Costume Design by
Nathalie Guermah 
 
Makeup Department
Laurent Blanchard .... key hair stylist
Catalin Ciutu .... hair stylist
Letitia Ghenea .... assistant makeup artist
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Benoît Lestang .... special makeup effects artist
Emmanuel Pitois .... special makeup effects artist
Valerie Thery-Hamel .... key makeup artist (as Valérie Théry)
 
Production Management
Cristian Bostanescu .... production manager
Nicolas Dancel .... assistant unit manager
Frédéric Doniguian .... production manager
Edouard Dupont .... unit production manager
Elena Valeanu .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerome Desvignes .... second assistant director
Julie Grumbach .... second assistant director
Elise McLeod .... third assistant director
Elise McLeod .... trainee assistant director
Franck Vestiel .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Alexandru .... sculptor
Cristian Baluta .... lead man
Bogdan Bostanaru .... art department assistant
Crina Cartos .... construction coordinator (as Crina Cartas)
Loïc Chavanon .... assistant art director
Nadia Cherouk .... set dresser
Clément Colin .... second assistant art director
Eric Delfour .... assistant art director
Costin Dragan .... art department assistant
Florin Gavrila .... scenic painter
Valérie Guilbaud .... assistant art director
Gilles Lebovici .... property master
Liviu Marcu .... sculptor
Sabo Marian .... art department assistant (as Marian Sabo)
Eugen Marinescu .... art department assistant
Ilie Mihai .... construction foreman (as Mihai Ilie)
Florin Mirghes .... art department assistant
Yves Montagne .... storyboard artist
Dan Munteanu .... sculptor
Mircea Onisor .... assistant art director
Victoria Rusu .... painter
Christian Simion .... construction foreman (as Cristi Simion)
Gina Stancu .... painter
Mugur Szabo .... property master
Samuel Teisseire .... assistant art director
Marie-Claire Vidal .... assistant art director
Olivier Colat-Parros .... sculptor: animals (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stéphane Albinet .... boom operator
Philippe Amouroux .... sound re-recording mixer
Assia Dnednia .... assistant foley artist (as Assia Zipper)
Alain Féat .... dialogue editor
Denis Jaillet-Marsigny .... sound recordist
Gwennolé Le Borgne .... sound editor
Jean-Marcel Milan .... sound
Radu Nicolae .... boom operator
Alexis Place .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Parvulescu .... special effects foreman
Ionel Popa .... special effects makeup artist
 
Visual Effects by
Christophe Belena .... scan and printing: Duboicolor
Mélodie Boileau .... visual effects coordinator
Lucie Bories .... digital compositor
Seb Caudron .... visual effects supervisor: def2shoot
Nicolas Daniel .... video operator: Duboicolor
Jérôme Dubacq .... IT assistant
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... technical director: Duboicolor
Laurent Herveic .... visual effects artist
Abdel Ali Kassou .... scan & printing DuboiColor
Michel Kinfoussia .... digital effects artist
Karine Marchandou .... I/O manager
Sebastien Rame .... digital artist
Stéphane Soubiran .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Ion Carangea .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erwan Becquelin .... grip
Franck-Norman Bihi .... gaffer
Nicu Botarleanu .... electrician
Sandrine Boucher .... trainee assistant camera
Calin Catalin .... gaffer (as Catalin Calin)
François Comparot .... key grip
Franck Coquet .... electrician
Gigi Dumitrescu .... focus puller (as Gigel Dumitrescu)
Eugen Dumitru .... grip
Joseph Emiélot .... grip
Samuel Fisher .... grip
David Frak-Lauer .... assistant camera
Michel Galtier .... focus puller: main camera
Catalin Grigoras .... electrician
Bogdan Holbura .... video assist operator
Marcu Ion .... electrician (as Ion Marcu)
Dan Lita .... electrician
Stefan Mangir .... assistant camera
Luis Peralta .... gaffer
Ionut Perianu .... assistant camera (as Ion Perianu)
Sandu Polu .... grip
Gabi Postascu .... key grip (as Gabi Postasu)
Estelle Ruet .... still photographer
Gilbert Seybald .... gaffer
George Stan .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Dan Berthier .... casting: children
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elena Fratila .... assistant costume designer
Aurelia Ivascu .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Aurélie Laumont .... color timer
Christophe Pinel .... assistant editor
Charlotte Teillard D'Eyry .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Scott Davidson .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Bobby Barbacioru .... driver
Eugen Dinca .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Alain Bertheau .... assistant to unit production manager
Patrick Boshart .... location scout
Daniel Cariou .... location scout
Mathilde Cukierman .... location scout
Clara Jacobs .... production assistant (as Clara Gheorghiu)
Jérémy Jacobs .... assistant to unit production manager
Nathalie Lampre .... administrator
Ruxandra Popescu .... production accountant
Bernard Savin Pascaud .... location scout
Pierre Selinger .... production attorney
Bogdan Stefanescu .... location manager
Ioana Stoica .... production assistant
Valentine Traclet .... script supervisor
Doris Yoba .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Oana Paunescu .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saint Ange" - France (original title)
"St. Ange" - Philippines (English title) (poster title)
"Mother" - Japan (English title) (DVD title), Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some nudity and disturbing images
Runtime:
France:98 min | Philippines:99 min
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Did You Know?

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 movieSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Anna and Judith are trying to escape from Helenka, Anna wraps only her right hand in paper to break the mirror, seconds later both of her hands have the protection to avoid cutting herself.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm in the mood for loveSee more »

FAQ

Is the film in English or in French?
Where can I get the French-language version of the film?
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170 out of 243 people found the following review useful.
This is why the Americans make fun of us French !, 9 June 2005
Author: WhyNotMince from France

Because we have directors who think they can make movies and try to copy American films but they fail miserably, just like Pascal Laugier with Saint-Ange.

If you are going to reference Italian horror directors that is OK, as long as you have a story. Yes you can be good with the technical parts of the film, but what good is that if there is no story to back it up? No good, which is exactly what this film is, a real piece of bull****!

I admit that Lou Doillon was not bad in the movie because honestly I am used to seeing her in bad films anyway. Virginie Ledoyen deserves better, the poor thing, why in the world is she stuck working with this lousy good-for-nothing director? She should return to Jacquot and Assayas, who are two intelligent French directors who KNOW how to make GOOD movies with REAL stories.

This impostor Pascal Laugier is just a former security guard who was an assistant to director and producer Christophe Gans (Le Pacte de loups) and did him favors which is how he got this job in the first place. He is a pseudo-director and even a worse writer. A 2 year old kid would have done a better job writing the script of this movie, which honestly does not exist because the plot makes no sense. Even Laugier himself admits to not knowing what is the ending, and I am not surprised at all because he is incompetent!

I am very sad for the state of French cinema if our new directors include talentless, brain-dead copycats like Laugier. If you are going to reference other films and even brag about it, at least try to do a good job copying them, please. Do not be a pretentious movie geek and try to make a movie that is not even there at the script level!

This Laugier even insulted other French film makers and comedy actors like Eric & Ramzy, when he should really look in the mirror first if he wants to see a bad film maker. Because at least the movies of Eric & Ramzy have a plot, are entertaining and make a lot of money! Saint-Ange has none of the above! It is boring, stupid and a big box-office flop!

The producers are also to blame for allowing this movie to get made. They probably think that because horror movies are en vogue right now that they can do a piece of crap and make enough money. Wrong!!!! Yes indeed you made a piece of crap but you did not make as much money as the American movies! This is what happens when you are motivated by pure greed and no sense of artistry or respect for the cinema. Next time, save some money and let your grandmother direct the movie, because she would probably do a better job than the idiot you hired for Saint-Ange.

But there is still hope for French cinema. I have not yet seen the films of Alexandre Aja but all my friends tell me that he is one million times better than this Laugier, and so is another French director Florent Emilio Siri who is talented and rising.

I am not surprised that this movie has not yet been released anywhere else outside Europe. What for? It is simply no good ! So what will happen is that all the countries that bought the rights will just let it go direct-to-video or to cable to break even on their costs.

I would advise you not even to spend one euro (or dollar) to rent this movie. Use your money to rent another good movie, like The Others or anything really, because any movie is better than Saint-Ange!

Rating : one-half star out of ten (one-half star for the movie's decor)

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