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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
(in alphabetical order)
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 Acbard .... set trainee (as Stéphanie Cordet-Acbard)
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
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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Did You Know?

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 »
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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57 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
just saw it at the TIFF, 15 September 2004
Author: Claire from toronto, canada

Wow...the other review is nuts. This movie was fantastic!

I got a chance to thank the director (in french) after the film. The lighting was unbelievable, the acting was great, the directing was great, and the script was fantastic. Definitely not for the weak of stomach...pretty gory and painful at times, but let up with some hilarious moments (ie. the dance). They shot on super 16 which gave it an incredible grainy quality...very 1980s sci-fi/horror (which i liked). It was very dark with extremely high contrast, and some beautiful locations. The end seemed like a bit of a let-down at first, but the more i think about it the more i like it. (won't give it away though).

Suffice to say it was gorgeously shot, great cast/crew, and a interesting take on insanity and love. The director described it as a 'love story'...ermmm...yes? with a crucifixion...and pig buggery...

anyways, I would LOVE to see this get a release (without a re-edit), or at lest a distribution deal. It really deserves it.



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