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Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés (2005)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
François Chénier ...
Guy Vaillancourt ...
Monsieur Desmarais
France Labonté ...
Madame Desmarais
Alain Martel ...
Homme-gorille
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Armand Despas
Marc Boily ...
Drag Queen
Pierre Collin ...
Raoul Bosh
Mathilde Lavigne ...
Francine Pilote ...
Femme à trois seins
Alec Poirier ...
Quentin
Eve Aubert ...
Sylvie (as Ève Aubert)
David Savard ...
Méchant
Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon ...
Suiveux
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Le garagiste
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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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Promising and Intriguing Beginning Destroyed by a Messy Screenplay
9 October 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Flavien Juste (François Chénier) 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 (Patrice Robitaille). 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.

"Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés" is a stylish film with a promising and intriguing beginning that is unfortunately destroyed by a messy screenplay. The writer and director Robin Aubert is visibly influenced by David Lynch, using creepy and bizarre characters and situations with ghosts and an environment of Twilight Zone to disclose the creepy discovery of the reporter. But the resolution of the weird plot does not makes any sense and the conclusion is a complete mess. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Cidade Amaldiçoada" ("Cursed City")


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