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Black Heaven (2010)
"L'autre monde" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  14 July 2010 (France)
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An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gaspard
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Audrey
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Vincent
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Marion
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Yann
Ali Marhyar ...
Ludo
Patrick Descamps ...
Le père de Marion
Pierre Vittet ...
Le petit frère
Swann Arlaud ...
Dragon
Franck Merenda ...
Samos (as Francesco Merenda)
Mohamed Diakite ...
Le patron du cyber café
Moon Dailly ...
Sam, la prostituée, l'acheteuse, la voix du jeu dans BlackHole (voice) (as Moon Daily)
Laurent Lacotte ...
Gordon dans BlackHole (voice) (as Laurent Lacote)
Romain Ogerau ...
L'acheteur dans BlackHole (voice) (as Romain Ogereau)
Patrick Vo ...
Le membre du club dans BlackHole (voice)
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An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

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Great game sequences, poor plot
11 May 2011 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I loved the game sequences, you get the feeling they really captured the spirit of online gaming and the game world here is dark and compelling. The story has to do with sexual obsession, a boy falls for a tragic femme fatale who appears to be trying to commit suicide. The relationship is realized in part in the game world, a eerie cyber world called BlackHole where the mystery woman has a character called Sam. I found myself wishing there actually was such a game because the graphics were so beautiful in a haunting sort of way. The game in Black Heaven was much more interesting than the ugly game world realized in "eXistenZ".

Unfortunately, the backstory just doesn't live up to the potential of the fictional game and the ending is abrupt. Still, I found Black Heaven to hold my interest. Perhaps if the main character Gaspard (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet) hadn't been played as such a dimwitted dork the mystery might have had more tension. As such he's way too passive and detached. This could have been a great thriller if more story action had taken place in that fascinating game world.


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