MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 308 this week

The Returned (2004)
"Les revenants" (original title)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 2,035 users  
Reviews: 42 user | 44 critic

The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Returned" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Returned (2004)

The Returned (2004) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Returned.

User Polls

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Revenants I (2010)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A Professional Hit-man is being haunted by the victims he was hired to kill.

Director: Eddie Reyes
Stars: Jared Cohn, Mike Biggz, Monica Ozarek
The Returned (2013)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a post-zombie world, where the infected live normal lives, their retroviral drug is running out.

Director: Manuel Carballo
Stars: Kris Holden-Ried, Emily Hampshire, Shawn Doyle
The Revenant (2012)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After the death of her father, Elizabeth Parker finds her life drastically changing for the worse. As her first year of college is about to begin, she is forced to move into her new home - ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Jones
Stars: Brianna McClellan, Blake Andrews, Daniel Judy
The Returned (TV Series 2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Clotilde Hesme
Eastern Boys (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Ukraine. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest, there is no way of telling their age. They ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Campillo
Stars: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov
Resurrection (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.

Stars: Mark Hildreth, Samaire Armstrong, Frances Fisher
The Returned (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Horror

Focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, having not aged and unaware of their own fatality. As they ... See full summary »

Stars: India Ennenga, Mark Pellegrino, Tandi Wright
The Revenant (2013)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young man believes that death is just a matter of will. To prove it, he jumps off his roof.

Directors: Norman Bosse-Platière, Victor Druillet
Stars: Emma Chaibedra, David Dos Santos, Alice Faure
The Revenants (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A look at the struggles of two multicultural teens to cope with the brutality of life, and find a way to feel whole and alive.

Director: Christopher J.M. Sage
Stars: Kristen McCulloch, Chip Sherman, Joseph Snyder-Kloos
Yomigaeri (2002)
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When the dead come back to life, an inspector is sent to the town of Aso.

Director: Akihiko Shiota
Stars: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Yûko Takeuchi, Yuriko Ishida
Returned (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Shangri-La to hell in ten years: How did Nepal, a peaceful landlocked country, become home to the most dramatic Maoist insurgency in modern history? Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Koenig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rachel
...
Mathieu
...
Gardet
Victor Garrivier ...
Le maire
Catherine Samie ...
Martha
Djemel Barek ...
Isham
Marie Matheron ...
Véronique
Saady Delas ...
Sylvain
Guy Herbert ...
Le revenant au blouson gris
Catherine Salvini ...
La psychologue
Alain Guillo ...
Le directeur de Mathieu
Dan Herzberg ...
Le soldat
Hélène Alexandridis ...
La fille du maire
Gérard Watkins ...
Le fils du maire
Serge Biavan ...
Le représentant médecin DDASS
Edit

Storyline

The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

french | dead | france | boy | undead | See All (20) »

Taglines:

Why have the dead suddenly returned...

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Epistrefoun sti zoi  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Returned (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting parable
20 July 2005 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. It had a dreamy, parable-like quality to it that reminded me of films like Man Facing Southeast (1986) and The Rapture (1991). The focus is not really on the plot, so if you are annoyed with movies that don't explain a lot of the action, this is probably not the movie for you. Some would probably find it a little pretentious too; personally, it was well within my own threshold.

The cinematography is really good throughout, and the acting is well-done. The director is very successful in evoking a strange, off-kilter feeling, which predominates and occasionally escalates into eeriness and even a little dread. The newly returned dead are enigmas to their living relations and the audience both.

I felt somewhat let down by the ending, but not as much as I would have thought if I'd known the plot of the movie beforehand. Although some things in the movie (mostly plot elements) were not resolved to my satisfaction, I did feel like the character development was complete by the end. That focus is fairly typical of the movie as a whole.


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Total rip-off of 'Yomigaeri'? jorgddh
zombie movies, and this movie GGPuentes
SOMEONE EXPLAIN !!! lost_in_the_city
Do the French not embalm or bury their dead people? jimbomatt1974
The Creepiest Bit wilson-pote
The first 15 minutes princessdecadence
Discuss The Returned (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?