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Release Date:
24 June 2009 (France) See more »
A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fanny Valette ... Chloé
Johan Libéreau ... Loïc
Raphaël Lenglet ... Guillaume

Nicolas Giraud ... Fred
Maud Wyler ... Karine
Justin Blanckaert ... Anton
Guilhem Simon ... L'adolescent

Directed by
Abel Ferry 
Writing credits
Johanne Bernard (scenario) &
Louis-Paul Desanges (scenario)

Produced by
Alain Benguigui .... producer
Thomas Verhaeghe .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Pierre Taieb 
Cinematography by
Nicolas Massart 
Film Editing by
Soline Guyonneau 
Casting by
Aurélie Guichard 
Production Design by
Sébastien Inizan 
Art Direction by
Olivier Afonso 
Set Decoration by
Samantha Gordowski 
Costume Design by
Bénédicte Levraut 
Makeup Department
Jeanne Bolzinger .... sfx makeup artist
Guillaume Castagné .... sfx makeup artist
Mélanie Gerbeau-Lainé .... sfx hair stylist (as Mélanie Gerbeaux)
Nicolas Herlin .... sfx makeup artist
Laetitia Hillion .... sfx makeup artist
Arthur Humbert .... sfx makeup artist
Frédéric Lainé .... sfx make-up supervisor
Pascal Larue .... sfx makeup artist
Elodie Martin .... additional make-up
Laura Ozier .... key makeup/hair
Clément Wintz .... sfx makeup artist
Production Management
Denis Bedjaj .... additional assistant unit manager
Marc Brunet .... additional unit manager
Fabrice Cornillon .... additional assistant unit manager
Paul-Emmanuel Durand .... additional assistant unit manager (as Paul Durand)
Adelaide Enlart .... assistant production manager
Julien Flick .... unit manager
Kilian Gerhold .... assistant unit manager
Benjamin Goumard .... assistant unit manager
Nicolas Le Parlouer .... assistant unit manager
Julie Léger .... post-production manager
Christine Moarbes .... additional unit manager
Jennifer Peyrot .... assistant unit manager
Benjamin Phuong Dung .... production manager
Sylvine Salvagniac .... assistant unit manager
Olivier Thibaut .... additional assistant unit manager
Jean-Baptiste Vaccaro .... additional assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olivier Afonso .... second unit director
Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux .... first assistant director
Nicolas Quéré .... second assistant director
Art Department
Samantha Benne .... assistant production designer
Thierry Deberre .... landscape designer
Jonathan Delerue .... illustrator
Marie Deschamps .... property master (as Marie Deschamps de Pas)
Jean-Claude Giusti .... constructor
Jerome Mollard .... constructor
Franck Pompier .... constructor
Mikael Riou .... sculptor (as Mickael Riou)
Jean-Denis Riviere .... constructor
Jean-Denis Riviere .... swing gang
Thierry Tanga .... constructor
Sound Department
Christophe Colson .... sound editor
Gregoire Couzinier .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregoire Couzinier .... supervising sound designer
Joseph de Laage .... boom operator (as Joseph de Laage de Meux)
Julien Gigliotti .... second unit boom operator
Les Kouz .... sound supervisor
François Sempé .... sound mixer
Julien Sicart .... second unit sound mixer
Special Effects by
Guillaume Colas .... main titles
Cyril Hipaux .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Victor Barrere .... visual effects artist
Philippe Nalet .... digital compositor
Lolet Ong .... visual effects supervisor
Emmanuel Lanzi .... fight choregrapher
Michaël Troude .... fight performer (as Mickael Troudé)
Patrick Vo .... fight performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Bourrat .... video operator
Stéphane Cresta .... key grip
Sylvain Curial .... electrician
Marie-Sophie Daniel .... second assistant camera
Yoann de Montgrand .... additional second assistant camera
Denis Gaubert .... second unit assistant camera
Sebastien Gaulon .... additional electrician
Aissa Lahoucine .... gaffer
Olivier Leblanc .... crane operator
Alexandre Léglise .... first assistant camera
Michel Monnaie .... additional electrician
Emmanuel Plumecocq .... electrician
Mickael Plumecocq .... additional electrician
Jean-Baptiste Pouilloux .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jean Baptiste Pouilloux)
Benjamin Rame .... grip
Thierry Thuillier .... second unit camera
Laurence Trémolet .... still photographer
Thomas Valaeys .... grip
Casting Department
Sonia Cascino .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Solenne Capmas .... additional costumer
Marion Gaffiero .... additional costumer
Cécile Guiot .... costume preparation
Charlotte Lebourgeois .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jimmy Christophe .... color timer
Richard Deusy .... colorist
Pascal Massonneau .... color timer
Edouard Perchet .... assistant editor
Other crew
Marion Busque .... production assistant
Julie Daniel .... production assistant
Juliette Dubois .... production assistant
Ludovic Duclary .... development executive: Sombrero (as Ludovic du Clary)
Isabelle Fauvel .... development consultant: Initiative Film (as Isabelle Fauvelle)
Myassa Kerrad .... production assistant
Nicolas Leprêtre .... production assistant
Jean-Baptiste Ouvrard-Pascaud .... location manager
Adrien Overlot .... production accountant
Lisa-Nina Rives .... script supervisor
Benoit Vautrin .... making-of
Capucine Violet .... development executive: Gaumont
Rodolphe Guglielmi .... the director wishes to thank
Teddy Percherancier .... the director wishes to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vertige" - France (original title)
"Dead Cliff" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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France:90 min | Germany:82 min (uncut)
Aspect Ratio:
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36 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable!, 30 November 2009
Author: Siamois from Canada

Another reviewer compared Vertige to Deliverance but nothing could be further from the truth. Deliverance is a dark drama reflecting on civilization and nature.

Vertige is a more conventional action horror movie that has more in common with The Hills Have Eyes, Wrong Turn and The Descent. Like the latter, Vertige is divided roughly in two parts. In the first part, we are introduced to a group of young, outdoor-loving people following a challenging mountain trail. This is where we as the viewers are introduced to this group's different character dynamics and relationships. Many scenes in the first half are rather interesting, sometimes thrilling and even downright spectacular. It's no stretch to say the film truly earned its title (Vertige, vertigo) here. All the tension is created by the various passive obstacles our group face, much like the Descent.

In the second half, things turn for the worse. As the threat takes the form of an intelligent, active villain hunting down the group, trying to pick them apart. Unfortunately, this villain is rather weakly sketched and poorly played. It also seems like the producers ran out of budget. Where the climbing scenes were breathtaking in the first part, the fight scenes and chasing in the last part are uninspired and bland.

I kept expecting all the challenging background in the first hour to resurface one way or another in the latter stage of the movie but it never happened. You're just left with an almost standard slasher movie. A poor take on Chainsaw Massacre and so on...

I'm giving this movie a 5 because it has an interesting premise and some great early scenes but the rest really disappoints. If you're a big fan of the movies I mentioned above, this might be worth a rental. If you hate that kind of stuff, you might be better off passing on this.

PS: In the genres listed, horror should definitely be added as it has all the tropes found in stuff like Wrong Turn, Chainsaw Masssacre, etc...

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