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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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Dark, demented Euro film... See more (83 total) »

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 
 
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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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According to director Fabrice Du Welz there are really only two characters in the film - Marc and Bartel. Welz says that the rest of the people in the film are all some variation of the character of Bartel. Notice how everyone in the film is desperate to be close to Marc, just like crazy Bartel.See more »
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Miscellaneous: "ELECRTICITE" is spelled during the end credits instead of "ELECTRICITE" (Electricity)See more »
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Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) (TV)See more »

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51 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Dark, demented Euro film..., 9 November 2005
Author: armandcbris from Canada

Saw this film as part of the Gala Opening for the Cinemuerte Horror Film Festival in Vancouver recently. I kinda knew what to expect from reading a description of the film before going in, but it still was quite the cinematic experience.

Suffice it to say, I'd be hard-pressed to recommend this film to anyone in my particular circle of friends (well, maybe a few), but the film had me mesmerized, and since I do enjoy dark cinema, I'd have to say I certainly enjoyed it for what it was. There were images and scenes in the film that stayed with me after, and it certainly had a noticeable effect on the audience attending. Some liked it. Some hated it. Some didn't enjoy the "pig squealing"...like one girl in the audience noted after the film had ended. (you'll understand more towards the latter-half of the film) Elements of "Deliverance", "Southern Comfort", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" are all here, with more dark humour involved. Dark, very dark humour.

The cinematography was incredible. You've never seen the wilderness shot to look so menacing, yet maintaining a strange, dread-filled beauty. And yet it also seems endless, as if civilization is nowhere near where the events in the film take place. I unconsciously wrapped my arms around myself during the movie, from both the tension in the film, and from feeling I myself was out there in the chill of the woods.

I won't go into the plot-line, since a few others already have, but this film gives good credence to making sure that if you go driving in the country, your engine has had a recent tune-up, and you've got plenty of gas in the tank. AND to make sure you're cautious about the seeming kindness of strangers...

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