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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

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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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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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Slow but interesting sci fi nudie.
19 May 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'Night Of The Hunted' has been slammed in the other comments posted here to date, which I find hard to understand. While the movie isn't one of Jean Rollin's best it is far from worthless. The stunning Brigitte Lahaie, star of Rollin's vampire classic 'Fascination', plays a beautiful amnesiac befriended by a passing motorist. She is in a state of panic and trying to escape somebody, but we don't know who, and neither does she. She is subsequently recaptured by a man who claims to be a doctor and is returned to a mysterious apartment block cum hospital. In there are other similarly afflicted patients, or are they prisoners? The movie is slow and puzzling and will probably appeal more to fans of J.G. Ballard or Kobo Abe than those of conventional SF or horror movies. The Cronenberg comparisons it has been given aren't exactly on the money but give some idea that this isn't your average b-grade thriller, and it is even odd for Rollin, not exactly a conventional film maker at the best of times. I say ignore 'Night Of The Hunted's flaws and you'll be in for a fascinating, if not completely satisfying, experience.


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