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The Night of the Hunted (1980)

La nuit des traquées (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 20 August 1980 (France)
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

Writer:

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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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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 August 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night of the Hunted See more »

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Budget:

FRF 40,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Impex Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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some spectacularly eroticised female dead
11 March 2010 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. Sure it is a bit slow moving in parts, but what else would one expect from Rollin? Also there is plenty of nudity, nothing wrong with that, particularly as it includes lots of the gorgeous, Brigitte Lahaie. There are also some spectacularly eroticised female dead, bit more dodgey, perhaps, but most effective. There is also a sci-fi like storyline with a brief explanation at the end, but I wouldn't bother too much with that. No, here we have a most interesting exploration of memory and the effect of memory loss and to just what extent one is still 'alive' without memory. My DVD sleeve mentions David Cronenberg and whilst this is perhaps not quite as good as his best films, there is some similarity here, particularly with the great use of seemingly menacing architecture and the effective and creepy use of inside space. As I have tried to indicate this is by no means a rip roaring thriller, it is a captivating, nightmare like movie that makes the very most of its locations, including a stunning railway setting at the end.


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