5.9/10
396
9 user 19 critic

Au fond des bois (2010)

Following the arrival of a deaf and mute vagrant, a young woman, Josephine, disappears from her family estate. She follows him deep into the woods even though she seems to be disgusted by him, but does Josephine want to follow him?

Director:

Writers:

, (chronicles) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A group of artists, composed of the young actors Wilfried and Matthieu and the actresses Sophie, Mathilde and the dumb Jeanne, is hired by a millionaire, Axel de Fersen, to present a ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Delplanque
Stars: Marie Trintignant, Suzanne MacAleese, Maud Buquet
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Winter 2010. Dolomites. Tommaso Conci, a 4 year old child, disappears during a festival where people disguised as devils, the Krampus, terrorize the village with whips and chains. Five ... See full summary »

Director: Stefano Lodovichi
Stars: Filippo Nigro, Camilla Filippi, Giovanni Vettorazzo
Inuk (2010)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again.

Director: Mike Magidson
Stars: Gaba Petersen, Knud Therkielsen, Ole Jørgen Hammeken
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A road-movie and a time-travel in the footsteps of the rebellious Tibetan monk Gendun Choephel - revealing a face of old & present-day Tibet that goes against popular clichés.

Director: Luc Schaedler
Stars: Thomas Sarbacher, Loten Namling, Philip Maurice Hayes
Huis-clos (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Jacqueline Audry
Stars: Arletty, Frank Villard, Gaby Sylvia
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris
Shinboru (2009)
Comedy | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The man wakes up in a white room, room is empty other than the buttons, he should find out which button to push to get what he wants.

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Stars: Hitoshi Matsumoto, David Quintero, Luis Accinelli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman returns to her village after her father's death, who has never loved. She meets a man who spends his days cultivating the land and writing. Each of their meetings will culminate in a need for them to confront physically.

Director: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Sara Forestier, James Thierrée, Louise Szpindel
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The everyday lives of teenagers, coming from various social backgrounds. For them, sexuality has become a substitute for love, resulting from emotional neglect.

Director: Christian Klandt
Stars: Muriel Wimmer, Antonia Putiloff, Joseph Konrad Bundschuh
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".

Director: Catherine Breillat
Stars: Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, Alexandre Belin
La jalousie (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Rebecca Convenant
Un soupçon d'innocence (TV Movie 2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a rural setting on the weather-beaten French Atlantic coast, the ten year old daughter of a single mother is implicated in murder. Crime scene evidence contradicts the story of the talented, introverted child as expressed in her Mangas.

Director: Olivier Péray
Stars: Pascale Arbillot, Mélusine Mayance, Carole Franck
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joséphine
...
Timothée
...
Capitaine Langlois
Bernard Rouquette ...
Docteur Hughes
...
Paul
Jean-Pierre Gos ...
Docteur Corvot
Luc Palun ...
Coudroyer
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ...
Le procureur
Jean-Marc Stehlé ...
Le forgeron
Yvette Peyremorte ...
La femme Coudroyer
Adrien Kauffmann ...
Cyprien
Valérie Soyez ...
Marie - la voisine Coudroyer
Tiphaine Benoit ...
Doris - la fille de Marie
Madeleine Celis ...
Françoise
Philippe Dofny ...
Le président
Edit

Storyline

In 1865, Timothee, a wanderer, arrives in a village in southern France pretending he is deaf and mute. There, he is struck by the beauty of a young woman, Josephine, and asks for hospitality at the house of Dr Hughes, her father. At dinner, he makes strange tricks inducing weird reactions in Josephine. The next day, he comes back when she is alone and makes her fall in a state of hypnotic lethargy before taking advantage of her. Overwhelmed by his powerful hypnotic gift, she follows him even though she seems to be disgusted and afraid of him. He takes her deep into the woods and continues to abuse her until he is arrested and tried. But how did Josephine accept to follow him? Written by Locarno Film Festival

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Deep in the Woods  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Definitely worth checking out
3 March 2013 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This is a story set in 19th century France of a poor and seemingly simple-minded vagrant who tricks his way into a prominent do-gooders house by pretending to be a deaf mute in order to bewitch and rape his virginal daughter (Isild Le Besco). After he deflowers her, she ends up following him "deep into the woods", but is unclear if she does so willingly or because he has some strange power over her. . .

It's hard to agree with most of the criticisms of this movie. It is a very ambiguous film, but it is an intriguing ambiguity rather than a frustrating ambiguity and vastly preferable at any rate to the usual Hollywood tendency of hitting the audience over the head with every blunted plot point. The idea of a woman coming to sympathize with her rapist is pretty "politically incorrect", but there is such a thing as Stockholm Syndrome, and you also have to reckon with the fact that this was set in the 19th century where women's sexuality was kept so deeply repressed that it's not hard to imagine they might fall under the hysterical sway of any man who releases it (or merely use him as an excuse to their explore own repressed sexual desires). A goodly portion of the movie does involve little but the two characters wandering around the French countryside and having sex. But I don't really find the natural beauty of the French countryside boring, and I certainly don't find the natural beauty of Le Besco's incredible body the least bit boring.

Isilde Le Besco is really quite an amazing actress. There is no Anglophone actress of her talent that would take on the heavily sexual and constantly undraped roles that she does (the only possible exception being Kate Winslet). She is not conventionally pretty, but she is unconventionally beautiful, and like Kate Winslet I'm sure the crazies (who consider anorexia sexy) might call her "fat", but she is really just a naturally voluptuous young woman, and I think everybody has just forgotten what one looks like after being exposed to all these walking skeletons with fake breasts. The actor playing the vagrant "Timothee" I've never seen before or since, but he is certainly effective in this role and he does have a diminutive Rasputin-like charm to him.

This movie is available with English subtitles, but it has never been released in America. Still if you get a chance, it's definitely worth checking out.


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

"The IMDb Show": Alan Tudyk, His Top 5 Star Wars Droids, and Denzel's Dream Role

"The IMDb Show" Thanksgiving special: Alan Tudyk ranks his top five droids, we talk with the cast of Roman J. Israel, Esq., and we share our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.

Watch the show