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Saint Martyrs of the Damned (2005)

Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés (original title)
A reporter goes to a mysterious village to investigate mysterious disappearances until one night, his friend gets abducted and every citizen wants him dead.

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François Chénier ...
Guy Vaillancourt ...
Monsieur Desmarais
France Labonté ...
Madame Desmarais
Alain Martel ...
Homme-gorille
Patrice Robitaille ...
Armand Despas
Marc Boily ...
Drag Queen
Pierre Collin ...
Raoul Bosh
Mathilde Lavigne ...
Francine Pilote ...
Femme à trois seins
Alec Poirier ...
Quentin
Ève Aubert ...
Sylvie
David Savard ...
Méchant
Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon ...
Suiveux
Alexis Martin ...
Le garagiste
Monique Mercure ...
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Flavien Juste is the reporter of a tabloid that explores UFOs and other supernatural events that is near to bankruptcy. His chief and friend assigns him to investigate the disappearance of villagers in Despas and Flavien heads to the small town with his friend and photographer Armand. Flavien sees the ghost of a bride on the road and when they arrive in the hotel, Armand vanishes. Flavien seeks out his friend but the locals do not help him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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10 September 2005 (Canada)  »

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Cidade Amaldiçoada  »

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Je me crois en enfer, donc j'y suis. Rimbaud [I believe myself in hell, and there I am.] See more »

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Messy plot in a very stylish movie!
26 September 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie without any foreknowledge of what to expect. The only reason to take it was that the cover looked kinda stylish. I was mildly disappointed when it appeared to be a ghost story. Luckily, it wasn't just that. It's more of an experimental combination of genres and styles, mixed in a family history with a bloody secret.

Its storyline is pretty messy, and therefore I had to watch some of the parts again to fully comprehend it. But I still liked it for what it was: a wacky movie with a dark undertone, with talented directors as David Lynch and Terry Graham resonating through the deviant style. I liked the stylish and heartwarming sequences that touched me with the utter beauty of it. The side-characters are all charming on their own unique way. Not all of them had enough time to get enough depth - mainly due to the messiness of the script - but as a whole they do make this movie into something special.


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