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Franck Vestiel (screenplay)
Pierre Bordage (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 December 2007 (France) See more »
Tagline:
Escape from Darkness
Plot:
A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Excellent cyberpunk See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Clovis Cornillac ... Tolbiac
Vimala Pons ... Last botanist
Zohar Wexler ... Technician
Sifan Shao ... Technician

Arben Bajraktaraj ... Technician
Abdel Kader Dahou ... Guard (as Abdelkader Dahou)
Tony Amoni ... Guard
Antonin Bastian ... Guard
Joachim Staaf ... Guard
Benjamin Baroche ... Guard
Zakariya Gouram ... Guard

Gabriella Wright
Asha Sumputh
Nadia-Layla Bettache
Lavinia Birladeanu
Mariella Tiemann
Nadia Fina

Alexandra Ansidei
Liou Chou
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivier Dupuy
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Directed by
Franck Vestiel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pierre Bordage  screenplay
Franck Vestiel  screenplay

Produced by
Cédric Jimenez .... producer: Imperia Films
 
Original Music by
Alex Cortés 
Willie Cortés 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Pouget 
 
Film Editing by
Nicolas Sarkissian 
 
Casting by
Laurence Gormezano 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Philippe Moreaux 
 
Costume Design by
Rachel Quarmby 
 
Makeup Department
Mabi Anzalone .... key makeup artist
Christophe Chabenet .... special makeup effects artist
Bernard Floch .... makeup consultant
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Martin Guena .... assistant unit manager
Mathilde Kraemer .... assistant unit manager
Alain Monne .... production manager
Jean-Philippe Moreteau .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Justine Cohendet .... second assistant director (reshoots)
Ludovic Giraud .... second assistant director
Julie Grumbach .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeanne dit Fouque Damien .... graphic design
Samirha Salmi .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Emilie Boueil .... assistant sound editor
Eric Cervera .... sound
Gael Nicolas .... additional sound designer
Vincent Vatoux .... sound
Jérôme Wiciak .... sound re-recording mixer
Jérôme Wiciak .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Charles Chorein .... visual effects artist
Antoine Douadi .... flame artist
Elodie Glain .... visual effects coordinator
Stéphane Keller .... matte paintings
Anita Lech .... digital artist (as Anita Lech Bedez)
Carine Poussou .... visual effects coordinator
David Rousseau .... digital effects artist
Fred Roz .... titles
Bruno Sommier .... visual effects supervisor
Lee F. Sullivan .... sequence supervisor: Eclair numérique
Jeremy Thomas .... digital artist
Joan Panis .... research and development (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunt double
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunts wire effects
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts wire effects
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
David Genty .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Grégory Bar .... electrician
Reynald Capurro .... first assistant camera
François Comparot .... key grip
Pierre-Loup Corvez .... grip
Pierre Emily .... grip
David-Alexandre Gassin .... video assistant
Pauline Teran .... second assistant camera
Stéphane Zajac .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Claire Linas .... extras casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Romeo Julien .... digital conformation
Frederic Jupin .... digital conformation
Marjolaine Mispelaere .... colorist
Marina Pajuelo .... assistant editor
Richard Riffaud .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Melissa Mars .... performer: theme song
 
Other crew
Nathalie Iund .... press attache
Mylène Mostini .... script supervisor
 

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Rated R for some violent and sexual content
Runtime:
98 min
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There are 11 international teaser trailers for the film (African, Arabic, English, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish). Notably, each teaser version is not just a dub, but actually uses a different actress for the opening scene. The only exception being the French and English versions, which use the same actress.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 30 mins) As Tolbiac is walking through the corridor, the hand of a following crew member can be clearly seen in the lower right corner of the shot.See more »
Quotes:
Man on wall:I don't know how you survived 'til now but please: get away!See more »

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23 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Excellent cyberpunk, 19 October 2008
Author: Onderhond from http://www.onderhond.com/archive/onderhond/category/movies

Eden Log is one of those films. First-time director, low budget, extreme genre elements and a crew that wants to prove itself. All the right ingredients for a superb genre film. From here on it will probably only get worse for director Franck Vestiel (cfr Aronofsky, Nolan, Kitamura and many others), all the more reason to enjoy Eden Log for what it is.

After only five or ten minutes into the films you will probably be able to name several of its influences. There are flashes of Tsukamoto's work in there, a couple of very obvious nods to Alien (and Giger), a fair share of Cube-like deja vus, but most of all the film reminded me of Blame! (the manga). Something in the overall design, chaos and lack of context that is very close to the pinnacle of cyberpunk.

The premise behind Eden Log is extremely simple. A man wakes up in a pool of mud, not knowing who he is or where he is. There's only one single pulsating, bright light illuminating the room at given intervals as he struggles to get up and climbs over a corpse. The opening five minutes consist mainly of grunting and growling as our main character tries to take in his surrounding. From there on, his journey begins as he tries to find out where he landed and what his purpose might be.

Telling more about the plot would be spoiling some of the fun, so I'll just say that the film follows a very typical, almost game-like, course, with clues scattered around and levels to be conquered. The story does pack some nice surprises though, and the level of mystery is kept positively high so you'll probably keep guessing and wondering until the very end. By then, Vestiel has a pretty cool ending waiting to finish off the film in style. One of these rare cases where the clue of the film isn't a disappointment reflecting on all that was good before it.

All nice and well, but the selling point of the film lies elsewhere. From the first strobe-lit frames until the bombastic finale, the film looks absolutely stunning. Not black and white, but extremely desaturated, the image is constantly dark and menacing, contrasting with very bright lights creating a perfect play between light and shadow. Add the superb set and prop designs, great creature effects and very smart of use surroundings, and what you get is 98 minutes of pure visual bliss.

Apparently this was all done on a shoe-string budget. Even though it never shows, there are clues, like the lack of overly bombastic explosions or effect-laden scenes. It all remains pretty basic and low-key, apart from the ending which is the first big scene (and which cost the most, I presume). But like many of these low-budget films, creativity and craft prove more than enough to overcome any budget problems.

Another strong point of the film is the haunting soundtrack. Lots of grunting, atmospheric and dark ambient overtones and quite some distorted bits make for a lot of tension. The score for the film does a tremendous job of keeping the tension locked and even enhances the atmosphere coming from the images. The screams of the creatures and thumping from his surroundings are also pretty effective, creating a really tight-knit experience for the viewer.

Vestiel might be a first-timer, he's had quite some experiences working on other genre masterpieces like Ils, Dante 01 and Saint Ange. It's a good thing he decided to make his own, as Eden Log outclasses everything he has worked on before. Eden Log is genre film heaven, with superb audio and insanely pretty visuals and a good, mysterious outline to keep the tension going. Film making at its best, deserving a warm and all-to rare 5.0*/5.0*

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