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Frontier(s) (2007)
"Frontière(s)" (original title)

NC-17  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  23 January 2008 (France)
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A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

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In Paris, during the riots due to the election of a conservative candidate to the presidency of France, a group of four muslim small-time criminal teenagers from the periphery; Alex, Tom, Farid, the pregnant Yasmine, and her brother Sami, plan to run away from Paris to Amsterdam with a bag full of robbed money. However, Sami is shot and the group split up, with Alex and Yasmine going to the emergency hospital with Sami while Tom and Farid head to the border with the money. Tom and Farid decide to stop in a bed and breakfast nearby the frontier, and are hosted by Gilberte and Klaudia that offer free room and sex to the newcomers. They call Alex and Yasmine who are fleeing from Paris to join them in the inn. But soon they discover that their hosts are sadistic cannibals of a Nazi family led by the deranged patriarch and former SS officer and Nazi war criminal Le Von Geisler who plans to make Yasmine the brood mare for a new Aryan master race. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Yasmine: My name is Yasmine. I'm three months pregnant. One day, someone said "Men are born free with equal rights". The world in which I live is the opposite. Who would want to be born to grow up in the chaos and the hate? I've decided to spare him the worst.
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The butcher, the bone-breaker, the carnal sick-maker.
26 February 2011 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

So it's another in the line of impressively ultra-violent French movies we have been seeing since the turn of the 21st century but, despite the fact that many other horror fans view this as one of the better examples, I have to say that I was left cold.

Frontier(s) is all about a bunch of young people fleeing a riotous Paris and the inn they end up staying at, a place full of nasty people who want to do nasty things to them. And, essentially, that's about it. Oh, one of the potential victims is a pregnant woman so we can at least care for the baby inside her even if her character is otherwise as blank as all the rest.

Writer-director Xavier Gens seems to have wanted to make a new, French version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and he's succeeded, in some respects. The violence, when it begins, is pretty constant and nasty and the horrid characters populating the movie are quirky enough to be memorable.

But what Gens has missed is something intangible and yet essential. Things quickly become so violent and insanely gritty that the whole thing becomes boring. Perhaps it's how little emotional investment we have in the potential victims or perhaps it's because Gens starts with some harsh violence and tries to maintain that level all the way through, rather than building up to a brutal climax (although there are certainly one or two impressive death scenes in the last reel), or perhaps the pacing is a bit off.

This will certainly please fans of the more extreme, violent horrors we have been seeing from our European friends of late but I don't think it has the intelligence of Martyrs (even though I ended up disliking the second half of that movie immensely I at least admire it's ideas), the quick and effective character empathy of Inside or just the absolutely over the top carnage of Le Horde. And Switchblade Romance AKA Haute Tension still sits atop this particular pile for me so bear that in mind when you consider my opinion on this one, for better or worse.


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