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The Night of the Hunted (1980)

La nuit des traquées (original title)
A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident.

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Jean Rollin

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Jean Rollin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brigitte Lahaie ... Elysabeth
Vincent Gardère
Dominique Journet ... Véronique
Bernard Papineau ... Le docteur Francis
Rachel Mhas Rachel Mhas ... Solange
Cathy Stewart ... Catherine (as Catherine Greiner)
Natalie Perrey Natalie Perrey ... La mère
Christiane Farina Christiane Farina ... Christiane
Élodie Delage Élodie Delage ... Marie (as Véronique Délaissé)
Jean Hérel Jean Hérel ... Jacques
Jacques Gall Jacques Gall
Dominique Saint-Cyr Dominique Saint-Cyr
Gregoire Cherlian Gregoire Cherlian ... Le gardien
Jean Cherlian Jean Cherlian ... L'homme de main
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alain Duclos Alain Duclos ... Robert
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Storyline

A woman is taken to a mysterious clinic whose patients have a mental disorder in which their memories and identities are disintegrating as a result of a strange environmental accident.

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Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 August 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Hunted See more »

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Budget:

FRF 40,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Impex Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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References Kiss Me Deadly (1955) See more »

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Definitely a good one for the Euro-horror/trash fan.
24 March 2010 | by coldwaterpdhSee all my reviews

I went into "Night of the Hunted" not knowing what to expect at all. I was really impressed.

It is essentially a mystery/thriller where this girl who can't remember anything gets 'rescued' by a guy who happens to be driving past. The two become fast friends and lovers and together, they try to figure out what is going on with her. Through some vague flashbacks and grim memories, they eventually get to the bottom of it and the ending is pretty cool.

I really liked the setting of this one: a desolate, post-modern Paris is the backdrop with lots of gray skies and tall buildings. Very metropolitan. Groovy soundtrack and lots of nudity.

Surprising it was made in 1980; seems somewhat ahead of it's time.

8 out of 10, kids.


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