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The Returned (2004)
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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.

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Mathieu
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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
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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.

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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.


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