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1 February 2006 (France) See more »
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Christmas Eve...
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A group of youngsters go out to a disco late one night and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of Satanic worship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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amazingly, this unheralded little movie is the scariest and funniest film of the year - and, perhaps, the best See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Vincent Cassel ... Joseph / Joseph's Wife
Olivier Barthelemy ... Bart

Roxane Mesquida ... Eve
Nico Le Phat Tan ... Thaï (as Nicolas Le Phat Tan)

Leïla Bekhti ... Yasmine
Ladj Ly ... Ladj

Julie-Marie Parmentier ... Jeanne
Gérald Thomassin ... Maurice
Quentin Lasbazeilles ... Gilou
Guillaume Bacquet ... Bébert
Alexandre Borrel ... Jérôme
Georgette Crochon ... Marie
François Levantal ... Le pompiste / Le chirurgien

Monica Bellucci ... La belle vampiresse
Oxmo Puccino ... Client boîte
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mouloud Achour ... Le DJ du Stixx Club
Tarubi ... Moustene
Mokobé Traoré ... Le videur (as Mokobé)
Romain Gavras ... Brancardier (uncredited)

Directed by
Kim Chapiron 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christian Chapiron 
Kim Chapiron 

Produced by
Vincent Cassel .... producer
Kim Chapiron .... producer
Éric Névé .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nguyen Lê 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Lamarque 
 
Film Editing by
Benjamin Weill 
 
Casting by
Gigi Akoka 
 
Production Design by
Marie-Hélène Sulmoni 
 
Set Decoration by
Thierry Lautout 
 
Makeup Department
Alexis Kinebanyan .... special makeup effects artist
Benoît Lestang .... special makeup effects artist
Frédérique Ney .... key makeup artist
Cécile Pellerin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sylvie Balland .... production manager
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Sébastien Didelot .... assistant unit manager
Christophe Fustini .... assistant unit manager
David Moreillon .... trainee unit manager
Bruno Morin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Diane .... first assistant director
Anne Legal .... trainee assistant director
Mohamed Elarche .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bernard Bridon .... property master
Britta Demasse .... set dresser
Nadine Hibon .... second assistant art director
Kathy Lebrun .... prop designer
Christian Vallat .... first assistant art director
Olivier Colat-Parros .... taxidermist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Marco Casanova .... sound editor
Jérôme Gonthier .... sound editor
François-Joseph Hors .... sound re-recording mixer
François Lepeuple .... foley artist
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
Johann Nallet .... sound recordist
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Ken Yasumoto .... sound mixer
Ken Yasumoto .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Virginie Giroux .... digital compositor
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Mac Guff Ligne, Paris
Marion Roger .... senior digital compositor
 
Stunts
Frédéric Alhinho .... stunts
Stéphane Boulay .... stunt driver
Laurent Chasseuil .... stunt driver
Bernard Chevreul .... stunt rigger
Jean-Jacques Desplanque .... stunts
Oumar Diaoure .... stunts
Alain Figlarz .... stunt coordinator
Jean-Benoit Guillon .... stunt driver
Cyril Lagarde .... stunt driver
Laurent Mulot .... stunt driver
Stéphane Orsolani .... stunts
Yoni Roch .... stunts
Ludo Silemetzoglou .... stunts
Daniel Vérité .... stunt rigger
Julien Vérité .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Christophe Allain .... second assistant camera
Fabrice Bismuth .... assistant camera
Pierre-Louis de Stefano .... grip
Sébastien Fanchault .... grip
Emile Henny .... video assistant
Patrick Rebatel .... gaffer
Patrick Renault .... electrician
Martial Schmeltz .... first assistant camera
Laurent Tangy .... focus puller
Laurent Usse .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Hervé Jakubowicz .... casting assistant
Marc Robert .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Élodie Ichter .... digital intermediate editor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Clement Zveguintzoff .... digital conformation
 
Other crew
Christian Chapiron .... technical consultant (as Kiki Picasso)
Donatienne de Goros .... script supervisor
François Ferracci .... opening titles
Romeo Julien .... avid conformation
Jan Kounen .... technical consultant
 
Thanks
Bryan Norton .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Satan" - International (English title) (literal title), UK (DVD title)
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Runtime:
France:94 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:R (2006) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (DVD rating) (2007) | Finland:K-15 (self applied) (TV rating) (2007) | France:-16 | Germany:18 | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:R18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated
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52 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
amazingly, this unheralded little movie is the scariest and funniest film of the year - and, perhaps, the best, 24 April 2006
Author: Neil Young (neil@cudas.demon.co.uk) from Sunderland, England

French shocker Sheitan is, against all odds and expectations, some kind of demented - and utterly disreputable - masterpiece: the scariest, most uninhibited movie of the year, and also perhaps the funniest.

It's by some way the best picture I've seen since A History of Violence: I was really blown away by its punkish energy, unpredictability and confidence; most of all, I loved the way director Kim Chapiron (who I'd never heard of before) mixes horror and humour. So many movies try that balancing-act and come a cropper: Chapiron makes it look easy. She (or is it a he?) also puts the wildly overpraised Haut Tension and Calvaire very firmly in their place: Sheitan resembles both pictures in many ways, but is much their superior in terms of ambition, execution and sheer balls-to-the-wall chutzpah.

It's a picture I knew nothing about before arriving in Amsterdam (for the Fantastic Film Festival) and spotting it in the catalogue: the presence in the cast of Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci caught my eye, but I went in fearing the worst - anticipated a flashily hollow exercise in exploitational style a la Jan Kounen's dire Dobermann (Kounen is, as it turns out, thanked in the end credits), reckoned I might well exit after 30 minutes if it didn't grab my attention. New after five minutes I was going to be in my seat for the duration: hyperkinetic nightclub opening sets the tone/pace/look (much hand-held camera-work, rapidfire editing, up-close-and-personal shots of the youthful protagonists).

Main characters are three pals of varying degrees of boorishness: Olivier Barthelemy as knucklehead Bart, who rapidly gets into a daft dancefloor fight and is smashed over the head with a wine bottle; Ladj Ly and Nicolas Le Phat Tan as Thai - this latter pair relatively sensible and restrained in comparison with their lecherous, thuggish mate. When Bart is ejected from the premises, the trio head off (at reckless speed) in Ladj's car, along with barmaid Yasmine (Leila Bekhti) and another copine, Eve (Roxane Mesquida). After careering through the city streets, the five (accompanied by Bart's dog Tyson) head for the countryside and the farmhouse where Eve's parents supposedly reside. No sign of the folks: instead it's maniacally grinning farmhand/housekeeper Joseph (a near-unrecognisable Vincent Cassel) who provides an extremely hearty welcome. It doesn't take too long for all hell to break loose - perhaps literally, 'Sheitan' being the Persian word for Satan...

Like most of the best films, the less you know about Sheitan beforehand, the better: and any synopsis can't really hope to capture what makes the picture so exhilaratingly effective. Best seen in a crowded cinema - ideally after a drink or two - this is a genuinely disturbing, genuinely hilarious rock-the-house crowdpleaser. Too extreme and jittery for some, no doubt - but how terrific it is to stumble across a film bursting with so much wildness and life. A no-holds-barred rural Gothic: touches of Jeepers Creepers here and there, a bit of Cabin Fever - with Barthelemy's Bart a Gallic cousin of James DeBello's pricelessly doltish Bert from the latter.

And while Chapiron's direction and script (co-written with Christian Chapiron) are, of course, crucial, special mention must be made of Barthelemy, without whom Sheitan might not even work at all. His performance as the hapless Bart - whose sullen idiocy is punished in truly extravagant style - represents astonishing work. Bart is notably unintelligent, relentlessly unsympathetic: unredeemed and very probably unredeemable - a considerable challenge for any actor, never mind one making his first feature-film. But in Barthelemy's hands he becomes a compelling, utterly convincing three-dimensional creation - a startling intrusion of cloddish reality into what is otherwise a mind-bending journey into the surreal and the grotesque.

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