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9 March 2005 (Belgium) See more »
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Some people would kill for company.
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A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Laurent Lucas ... Marc Stevens

Brigitte Lahaie ... Mademoiselle Vicky
Gigi Coursigny ... Madame Langhoff
Jean-Luc Couchard ... Boris
Jackie Berroyer ... Bartel

Philippe Nahon ... Robert Orton
Philippe Grand'Henry ... Tomas Orton
Jo Prestia ... Fermier Mylène
Marc Lefebvre ... Lucien
Alfred David ... Roland (as Alfred David-Pingouin)
Alain Delaunois ... Gáant
Vincent Cahay ... Stan Le Pianiste
Johan Meys ... Rosto
Romain Protat ... Figurant Dans Le Bar
Damien Waselle ... Figurant Dans Le Bar
Viktor Mikol ... Figurant Dans Le Bar
Nedzad Kurtagic ... Figurant Dans Le Bar
Yves Vaucher ... Figurant Dans Le Bar
Borhan Du Welz ... Enfant Dans Le Bois
Maxime Dewitte ... Enfant Dans Le Bois
Alexis Dewitte ... Enfant Dans Le Bois
Liam Gilson ... Enfant Dans Le Bois
Raphaël Schmidt ... Enfant Dans Le Bois
Eliot Cahay ... Enfant Dans Le Bois
Farkhad Alekperov ... Enfant Dans Le Bois

Directed by
Fabrice Du Welz 
 
Writing credits
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Fabrice Du Welz 
Romain Protat 

Produced by
Michael Gentile .... producer
Eddy Géradon-Luyckx .... producer
Philippe Kauffmann .... associate producer
Guillaume Malandrin .... associate producer
Donato Rotunno .... associate producer
Vincent Tavier .... producer
 
Original Music by
Vincent Cahay 
 
Cinematography by
Benoît Debie 
 
Film Editing by
Sabine Hubeaux 
 
Production Design by
Manu de Meulemeester 
 
Costume Design by
Geraldine Picron 
 
Makeup Department
Aurélie Elich .... chief hair stylist
Aurélie Elich .... chief makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ludovic Douillet .... production manager
Louis Lechevalier .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aurélie Cerveau .... third assistant director
Sébastien Fernandes Tasch .... second assistant director
Jean-Louis Frémont .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stéphanie Cordet-Acbard .... set trainee
Laurent Coutellier .... property master
Thierry Houyoux .... head painter
Monique Marnette .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Benoît Biral .... sound re-recording mixer
Bertrand Boudaud .... foley artist
Emmanuel de Boissieu .... sound re-recording mixer
Marc Engels .... sound
Frédéric Meert .... sound editor
Ingrid Simon .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Alain Couty .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Ageorges .... digital compositor
Stephane Bidault .... visual effects supervisor
Christophe Chanvin .... visual effects supervisor
Jean-Antoine Lacolle .... digital compositor
Matthias Weber .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Pascale Noël .... stunt safety
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luca Etter .... still photographer
Jean-François Hensgens .... focus puller
Témoudjine Janssens .... grip
Didier Versolatto .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frédérique Leroy .... costume assistant
 
Other crew
Laora Bardos-Feltoronyi .... script supervisor
Jean-Yves Dupuis .... production administrator
Hélène Lambotte .... production assistant
Adriana Piasek-Wanski .... production assistant
Felix Sorger .... production consultant
Saveria Thomasi .... choreographer
 

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88 min
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Writer/director Welz said he purposely wanted to create the characters in the film against type, by fleshing-out and sympathizing more with the character of the villain rather than his victim.See more »
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Miscellaneous: "ELECRTICITE" is spelled during the end credits instead of "ELECTRICITE" (Electricity)See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) (TV)See more »

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54 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
psychological horror takes a new turn, 18 March 2005
Author: dieter-gryp from Belgium

there aren't much horror movies made in Belgium and when they are, they make a bad example... i'm still a bit ashamed that something like 'Alias' from Jan Verheyen was made here.

but this is a whole other story. this movie has been promoted as a horror movie and that's a wrong starters point: this is more of a psychological thriller in the line of 'misery'. there are some parallels with 'texas chainsaw' - hence the townspeople, cut-off from socialization and socially incapable - but i feel that it is smarter in a way.

i won't tell much about the story because the lesser you know, the more surprising it will be. but you'll never look at cows and pigs in the same way, i can assure you that.

what strikes me about the movie is the perfect cinematography: this is low budget but the scenes and the camera-moves are well thought. the characters are all portrayed excellent and the director takes an interesting twist: the lead person (the scream-king) is not so likable and you almost love the psychotic(s).

the best scene must be the scene in the bar with the piano (look out for that) and the climax with the 'village people' (i put it cryptic not to spoil...) the director describes it as a hardcore version of 'life of Brian' and when you've seen it, you will agree. brian - or Jesus as was meant - has a pretty difficult time.

i would give it a 9 overall (because every movie has its flaws even when I don't notice them), but i gave it a 10 because this piece of subversive cinema was made in my country...

certainly, this is a must-see for every horror-thriller fanatic but for people who like disturbing movies like 'deliverance': you won't be disappointed, not at all. and for the others, just try this!

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