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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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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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Laurent Lucas' audition for the role of Marc lasted 45 minutes as he performed the scene where Marc puts on his show makeup and extended out the scene as though it were a real event.See more »
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Miscellaneous: "ELECRTICITE" is spelled during the end credits instead of "ELECTRICITE" (Electricity)See more »
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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Ah Belgium... Home of the weird, the sick and the sexually perverted!, 23 April 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"Calvaire", a.k.a "The Ordeal" is mainly a Belgian production and – being a Belgian myself – I'm rather proud of that, although it also once again illustrates that the only cult and controversial horror films coming from this country pretty much all revolve on sexually perverted characters! "Lucker" served us the diary of a necrophiliac and the ultra-rare film "Vase de Noces" (which I haven't seen yet) handles about the sexual relationship between a farmer and his pig. At several points in the film, "Calvaire" hints at bestiality as well and the least you can say about all the characters, even the unimportant ones, is that they're heavily struggling with their hormones all together. The honest and hard-working singer Marc Stevens is on his way to a Christmas gig when his van breaks down on a rural road near a remote village. A loyal young man guides Marc to Paul Bartel's godforsaken hotel and that's where the madness really begins. Bartel is obtrusive and overly friendly at first but gradually his traumatized mind begins to mistake Marc for his own adulterous wife who left him. For Marc begins a nightmare in which he's dressed up in woman's clothes, tortured and forced to have sexual intercourse. Even when he manages to escape into the forests he isn't safe, as all the local rednecks are deranged deviants as well. The subject matter of "Calvaire" sounds pretty devastating, but it actually comes across as a black comedy most of the time. It's an absurd film with disturbing undertones and grisly images, yet the surreal atmosphere and the overuse of stereotypes almost makes it a comical experience. You can summarize this film as being a demented and typically European interpretation of classic backwoods-thrillers such as "Deliverance" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". The hillbillies are crazier, the situations are more grotesque and the perversion is a lot less subtle. Especially considering "Calvaire" was the debut project for most of the crew members involved, the film is exceptionally well-made! The cinematography is stunning to observe most of the time, with beautiful images of large and ominous forests, and the interior filming locations are dark & creepy. The acting performances are a bit weak sometimes but still endurable. Regretfully, the script also features a couple of tedious moments and it leaves quite a bit of questions unanswered when the film is finished. Nonetheless, "Calvaire" is destined to be a cult favorite in the near future (if it isn't one by now) already and fans of odd, offbeat cinema can't afford themselves to miss it!

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