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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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3 nominations See more »
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(15 articles)
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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
Chris Besseling .... uk marketing executive: metrodome
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:
Anachronisms: When "They" (of "Them") first ring the house the telephone ringer is the classic European electronic bell signal from the last thirty years or so. However when Clem answers the phone the device clangs like an analogue phone would have sounded from the phones of 70 years before that. Then again, when she puts the receiver down, it clangs again like an antique phone.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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FAQ

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21 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Boring, 10 October 2006
Author: Mattias Petersson from Stockholm, Sweden

It seems a lot of people feel that the horror-genre has had some sort of revival in the last few years. That the genre is more alive and vibrant than in a long time. If by that you mean that many horror-movies are made, then i agree. However, if you mean that the quality is better i have to disagree completely.

Sure there are a few of the "new wave"-horror movies that have had some interesting and groundbreaking themes, like for instance SAW. But most of them are the same regurgitated crap that i seem to remember having seen since the 70's or so. This movie is no different. The fact that it's supposedly based on real events matters not, the result is still a load of crap.

This movie is 80 minutes long. That is a very short running time for a movie, i think we could all agree on that. So how do the film-makers manage to make the first 40 minutes unbearably boring? It's beyond me, but almost nothing happens. Not only is it wasted time horror-wise, it's even more wasted since there is no character-development or anything adding to some kind of story. After these 40 minutes (that feels like two hours) have passed the "horror" begins. Mostly it consists of people running around in a pitch black empty house screaming in horror at their own shadow. The pace is picked up somewhat in the end of the movie, but it still makes no sense and never becomes interesting.

The only positive thing i can really say about this mess is that at least it didn't fall into the common gore trap. Most horror movies today seem to think that horror comes from seeing lots and lots of blood. At least here they directors try (and fail) to create some sort of psychological suspense. In the end though i don't think i was scared a single one of the 80 minutes and this felt very much like a huge waste of my time.

2/10

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