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36.15 code Père Noël (1989)

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Thomas, a very intelligent and resourceful child, is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve, when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion ... See full summary »

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René Manzor

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René Manzor (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Fossey ... Julie
Louis Ducreux ... Papy
Patrick Floersheim Patrick Floersheim ... Le Père Noël / Santa Claus
Alain Lalanne Alain Lalanne ... Thomas (as Alain Musy)
François-Eric Gendron François-Eric Gendron ... Roland (as François Eric Gendron)
Stéphane Legros Stéphane Legros ... Pilou
Franck Capillery Franck Capillery ... Le policier
Nicole Raucher Nicole Raucher ... La cuisinière
Gédéon Gédéon ... Le jardinier
Charles de Feral Charles de Feral ... Cadre du Printemps
Marion Bureau Marion Bureau ... La petite fille
Mousse Mousse ... Le clown
Edmond Thanel Edmond Thanel ... Chauffeur-livreur
René Manzor ... Responsable stock
Canaillou Canaillou ... Le chien J.R.
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Thomas, a very intelligent and resourceful child, is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve, when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion and starts chasing them. Thomas will do whatever he can to save himself and his granddad. Written by DupontavecunT

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French

Release Date:

17 January 1990 (France) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Merry Christmas
performed by Bonnie Tyler
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Sweet and smart - with a psycho Santa
21 January 2012 | by suspiriaahSee all my reviews

I remember seeing stills of this movie as a kid in a French horror magazine. It was rather puzzling to see this kid with war paint on among the usually gore-filled pages. I saw it for the first time a few years later, I was maybe 13 or 14, and found it entertaining. Just that.

Now in my 30s, seeing it for the 2nd time, I appreciated it a lot more. Of course, it's now flawless. It's rather dated, mostly because of the supposedly innovative technology proudly displayed, like the infamous minitel (French pride!).

Yet it's good. What surprised me the most was the actors' performances. They were all rather convincing, especially the kid and the psycho. Then I also found the direction and photography to be really polished. More than once I ended up telling myself "this looks genuinely good".

It's not really horror - don't expect blood and gore - but rather a thriller and it succeeds quite well in creating tension.

What I also liked was the story itself, how the kid in parts remains a kid despite being confronted to a dreadful situation and being forced to act as a grown-up. I also liked the fact that his relation with his granddad is touching without being soppy or overemotional.

I'm not saying this is a masterpiece but being one the very few efforts at thriller/horror from France in the 80s, it's worth tracking down. It still hasn't be released on DVD, not even in France. Shame.


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