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La nuit de la mort! (1980)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror | 22 October 1980 (France)
Young Martine begins working as a nurse at Deadlock House, a secluded grande retirement home, but from the beginning not everything is as it seems, strange residents each with their own ... See full summary »

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Raphaël Delpard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Goguey Isabelle Goguey ... Martine
Charlotte de Turckheim ... Nicole
Michel Flavius Michel Flavius ... Flavien
Betty Beckers Betty Beckers ... Hélène
Jean Ludow Jean Ludow ... Léon
Jeannette Batti Jeannette Batti ... Marie-Madeleine
Michel Debrane Michel Debrane ... Jules
Germaine Delbat Germaine Delbat ... Florentine
Georges Lucas Georges Lucas ... Pascal
Denise Montréal Denise Montréal ... Emilia
Ernest Menzer Ernest Menzer ... Armand
Pierre Helliet Pierre Helliet ... Le laitier
Michel Duchezeau Michel Duchezeau ... Serge
Jean-Paul Lilienfeld Jean-Paul Lilienfeld ... Le voyou (as Jean-Paul Lilenfeld)
Richard Joffo Richard Joffo ... L'homme dans la voiture
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Young Martine begins working as a nurse at Deadlock House, a secluded grande retirement home, but from the beginning not everything is as it seems, strange residents each with their own quirks and a rather macabre dietary supplement to their vegetarian diet are ruled by the strict Miss Helene, and her suspicions are soon raised when her co-worker who has taken her leave for two months leaves without her suitcase. Written by norma-desmond

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You Are What They Eat!

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Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 October 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of Death See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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All the fine old cannibals
17 April 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The precedent user and I ,we have not seen the same movie!But there's no accounting for taste they say.

Amateurish directing,horrible soundtrack,abominable performances ,only the cinematography is rather decent.

A cursory look at Raphael Delpart ,the "director"'s filmography:from coarse comedy to abysmal horror films ("la Nuit de la Mort" and its doomed successor "Clash"),he made five films in total and that's enough! Here Delpart's idee fixe is to be Roman Polanski: Rosemary and the cannibals.It's all there ,from the first victim who writes a letter to the heroine,to the old people who give her a green beverage added with vitamins ,to the nightmare which is not really one...You'll probably notice snatches of "Beauty and the Beast" too.

Here's Delpart's first mistake:after twenty minutes ,we know almost all about the plot.And it's not much of a plot.On a similar subject, Alain Jessua did a lot better with his overlooked "Traitement de Choc" .Ah! Lemme think! there are two unexpected twists but they come at the most awkward moment.The pictures are often disgusting and some people might go veggie after watching that.But why should they bother?


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