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Le festin de la mante (2004)

While driving through the south of Belgium, the violoncellist Julien meets the mysterious and gorgeous Sylvia on the road and he immediately has a crush on her. They move together to his ... See full summary »

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Lou Broclain ...
Sylvia
Yann Chely ...
Julien
Sasa Nikolic ...
Patrick (as Sacha Kollich)
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Claudine (as Adèle Jacques)
Hugues Hausman ...
Alain
Michel de Warzee ...
Georges
Serge Swysen ...
Jean
Renaud Boucquey ...
L'homme du cimetière
Samuel Lemaire ...
L'homme à la calèche
Stéphane Shoukroun ...
L'homosexuel (as Stéphane Schoukroun)
Félix Verbist ...
Le curé
Ulysse Waterlot ...
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While driving through the south of Belgium, the violoncellist Julien meets the mysterious and gorgeous Sylvia on the road and he immediately has a crush on her. They move together to his huge house and Julien builds a greenhouse for Sylvia in the field of his real state, where becomes her favorite place. One day, Sylvia has a strange behavior with Julien and asks him to stay alone at home. When Julien leaves the house, she goes to a construction nearby her property and brings to her house the daredevil biker Patrick that is working in the building, playing erotic games with him. When Julien returns home, he surprises the couple having sex and the upset Julien leaves the place, going to the house of his friend and also musician Jean. But Julien is consumed by his passion for Sylvia, and when she tells him that she loves him, he understands her predatory need of life force of her mate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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27 April 2005 (Belgium)  »

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Flawed But Refreshing and Intriguing Supernatural Romance
11 September 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While driving through the south of Belgium, the violoncellist Julien (Yann Chely) meets the mysterious and gorgeous Sylvia (Lou Broclain) on the road and he immediately has a crush on her. They move together to his huge house and Julien builds a greenhouse for Sylvia in the field of his real state, where becomes her favorite place. One day, Sylvia has a strange behavior with Julien and asks him to stay alone at home. When Julien leaves the house, she goes to a construction nearby her property and brings to her house the daredevil biker Patrick (Sacha Kollich) that is working in the building, playing erotic games with him. When Julien returns home, he surprises the couple having sex and the upset Julien leaves the place, going to the house of his friend and also musician Jean (Serge Swysen). But Julien is consumed by his passion for Sylvia, and when she tells him that she loves him, he understands her predatory need of life force of her mate.

"Le Festin de la Mante" is a flawed, but refreshing and intriguing supernatural romance. The story of a "mantis-woman" that needs to kill her mate after having sex, draining his force to survive, fails due to the lack of explanation about the breed of the woman, who recalls a terrestrial siren. But the romance is beautiful, with Sylvia falling in love for Julien and trying to spare him from his fatal fate, using a stranger to fulfill her needs. The cast is completely unknown, but the performances of Lou Broclain and Yann Chely are great. Lou Broclain is a very beautiful woman and fits perfectly to her sexy and mysterious character. I liked this B-movie, which is recommended for specific audiences only. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Irracional – Uma Paixão Devoradora" ("Irrational – A Devourer Passion")


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