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Lemming (2005)

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Florence Desille ...
Le médecin de garde
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Félix, le fils du voisin
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Natacha Boussaa ...
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Luc Thelliez ...
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$603,392 (France) (20 May 2005)


$81,612 (USA) (8 September 2006)

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A modern day nightmare, a young couple invite his boss and spouse to dinner and are surprised .
19 May 2005 | by (Dijon France) – See all my reviews

A thrill from beginning to the end, constant tension keeps you wide awake. I like the way the tension is kept in a sort of mysterious Hitchcock kind of way. Better than Moll's film with a friend like Harry. I am becoming a fan of the work of Dominik Moll. The set is well chosen and the modern day French suburban houses are like real life . The acting by Charlotte Rampling is like she really breathes down your neck. I like the way the film was shot and the symbols that come out of the backgrounds. The shape of the mountain, the light by the lake, Charlotte Gainsbourg's eyes and the lemmings in the kitchen, suicide is not painless in this film, it takes you on a roller-coaster ride to where you never thought to end up in a movie theater. Good film, looking forward to the next Moll

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