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Release Date:
20 April 2006 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
The film that terrified Europe has come to America See more »
Plot:
Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(14 articles)
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Short, but well filmed and full of tension See more (130 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
David Moreau 
Xavier Palud 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Moreau 
Xavier Palud 

Produced by
Frédéric Doniguian .... executive producer
Richard Grandpierre .... producer
Bogdan Moncea .... line producer
Vlad Paunescu .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
René-Marc Bini 
 
Cinematography by
Axel Cosnefroy 
 
Film Editing by
Nicolas Sarkissian 
 
Casting by
Floriela Grapini 
Guillaume Moulin 
 
Set Decoration by
Alexandra Botoi Tudorache 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Mehu 
 
Makeup Department
Lidia Constantin .... key hair stylist
Lidia Ivanov .... key hair stylist
Dana Roseanu .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Cristian Bostanescu .... executive in charge of production
Nicolas Dancel .... unit manager
Elena Valeanu .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oana Ene .... second assistant director
Franck Vestiel .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Florin Mirghes .... props
Andi Rosu .... props buyer
Loïc Fontimpe .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Germain Boulay .... supervising sound editor
Yannick Boulot .... sound recordist
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
François-Joseph Hors .... sound re-recording mixer
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronisation
Thomas Pietrucci .... sound re-recording boom operator
Serge Rouquairol .... sound editor
Vadim Staver .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Melania Ciurlin .... special makeup effects
Ionel Popa .... prosthetic and makeup effect
 
Visual Effects by
Christophe Lucotte .... color grader
 
Stunts
Dicu Aurel .... stunt rigger
Florin Barcun .... stunt performer
Stéphane Boulay .... stunts
Jean-Benoit Guillon .... stunts
Mihaela Elena Oros .... stunt double
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt performer
Vasilescu Valentin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Florin Mihalache .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Ovidiu Paunescu .... extras casting
 
Music Department
Avril Philippe .... music mixer
Avril Philippe .... music recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
Octav Tudor .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Andreea Iordache .... location manager
Ruxandra Popescu .... production accountant
Pierre Selinger .... production attorney
Oana Topliceanu .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Kook Ewo .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ils" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and terror
Runtime:
France:77 min
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Trivia:
According to director David Moreau star Olivia Bonamy suffered from claustrophobia and much of her performance as she crawled through the narrow tunnels was the result of her genuine fear of the tight spaces.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Right after Clementine removes the piece of glass from Lucas' leg, there are repeated shots of the bedroom door as the intruders try to get in. During one such shot the handle that had just busted off reappears, intact. In the next shot of the door the handle is once again missing.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Child:We just want to play! Why won't you ley us? Let us! Will you let us?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) (TV)See more »

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46 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Short, but well filmed and full of tension, 23 January 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

This film proclaims that the events contained within are based on actual happenings. I can easily buy this as the plot isn't so outlandish that it becomes impossible for it to have actually happened. The way that the film treats it's subject matter is good in that it focuses on atmosphere and tension to get across what is only really a variant on the same sort of story used in films such as Night of the Living Dead and Assault on Precinct 13, and the film does manage to remain interesting for the most part despite the fact that it gives you no real reason to care for the characters and the plot is incredibly thin. IMDb only lists two actors for the cast - there are actually more, but these two are the central characters. Clementine, a schoolteacher and Lucas, a writer live together in a picturesque little country house. They believe themselves to be isolated within this nice little home, but upon hearing a noise one night, the pair venture outside and discover that, in fact, they are not alone in their living area and soon realise that they have been invaded by a group of murderous 'visitors'...

The film only runs for seventy minutes, so there's not much time for plot building anyway. It would seem that directors David Moreau and Xavier Palud were keener to focus on themes of the plot rather than telling an actual story, and the ideas contained within mostly concern the pointlessness of violence and an invasion of a family home. The film benefits from a nice glossy cinematography, which looks nice and gives the film more of a high quality feel. The acting is decent enough, and both Olivia Bonamy and Michaël Cohen give interesting portrayals of their characters. The murderers are the most interesting part of the film, and this is true in spite of the fact that they're kept off screen as much as possible. The same idea behind the murderers of this film has been used before, to a better degree in some films, and is used well here also. The film falls down on the fact that it doesn't run for long and it doesn't really seem to have an actual plot. This isn't particularly important considering what the film obviously sets out to portray, but it does leave Them feeling rather empty. Still, this is a quality French horror film and comes recommended.

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