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Johanne Bernard (scenario) &
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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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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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"Cliffhanger" meets "The Hills Have Eyes", 28 December 2011
Author: kluseba from Gatineau, Canada

"Vertige" is a very entertaining movie with a lot of intense suspense in the first half that is comparable to "Cliffhanger". Apart of some generic character plays, the first half especially convinces with an interesting camera work that perfectly captures the vertigo and the fears of of one of the characters. By watching these scenes you really can identify with the character and you won't feel at ease as well. You feel as if you were climbing up the mountains of Croatia and suffering from vertigo for real. The first half also shows us many great landscapes captured by a very good camera work once again.

The second part of the movie turns from a suspenseful action drama into a solid horror movie that can be compared to the legendary "The Hills Have Eyes". The transition is well developed enough to not feel like a sudden rupture but it might still mislead some people. Those who expected an intense mountaineer feature may be mixed up and feel disappointed by the second half. Those who awaited a rather generic adult horror movie might already get confused by the first half of the movie. The mixture of both genres is very particular and I personally equally adored both halves but this experimental idea is rather courageous and might not sell well. It can be considered as a mistake from a commercial point of view. From an artistic point of view, the idea is worth it and turns out to be rather intriguing.

In this second part of the movie, there are some gore and splatter scenes but fortunately the movie rather focuses on the atmosphere and the fate of the characters than on a generic slaughter fest. The negative thing is that the fate of the main villain is not explained and the screenwriters could have created a few better ideas and a more profound character. On the other side, even though the movie has a radical change of style and genre, the flick is very dynamical and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end even though there are no big twists or surprises in the movie that might push this flick above average. The ending is a little bit too generic and has some very weak and random explanations for what we have seen in about ninety minutes.

There is a lot of potential in this feature and it's surely entertaining but it could have been better with an additional running time of maybe ten minutes and an improved ending. If you see this movie for a cheap price or if it is shown on television, don't hesitate to buy or watch this but don't spend more money on it and don't expect anything outstanding.

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