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High Tension ()

Haute tension (original title)
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Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless... See more »

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Marie (as Cécile De France)
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Alexia
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Le tueur
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Jimmy
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Père Alex
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Mère Alex
Marco Claudiu Pascu ...
Tom
Jean-Claude de Goros ...
Capitaine Gendarmerie
Bogdan Uritescu ...
Gendarme
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Homme voiture

Directed by

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Alexandre Aja

Written by

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Alexandre Aja ... (writer)
 
Grégory Levasseur ... (writer)

Produced by

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Alexandre Arcady ... producer
Robert Benmussa ... producer
Andrei Boncea ... executive producer
Inigo Lezzi ... line producer
Mehdi Sayah ... assistant producer

Music by

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François-Eudes Chanfrault ... (as François Eudes)

Cinematography by

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Maxime Alexandre

Film Editing by

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Baxter
Al Rundle
Sophie Vermersch

Editorial Department

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Serge Anthony ... color timer (as Serge Antony)
Adam Fox Forrest ... dvd menu designer
Magali Magnan ... assistant editor
Dan Mitre ... colorist

Casting By

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Florin Kevorkian ... (as Florin Chevorchian)

Production Design by

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Renald Cotte-Verdy
Tony Egry

Art Direction by

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Grégory Levasseur

Set Decoration by

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Gabriel Nechita

Makeup Department

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Gabi Cretan ... makeup artist
Giannetto De Rossi ... special makeup effects artist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Andrei Boncea ... executive in charge of production
Liliana Ciobanu ... assistant to the producer
Attila Egry ... unit manager
Calin Furtunescu ... production manager
Inigo Lezzi ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alina Apostu ... assistant director
Anthony Collard ... second assistant director
Theodor Halacu-Nicon ... first assistant director
Virgil Nicolaescu ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Blehan Bogdan ... construction crew
Adrian Cancer ... storyboard artist
Agler Catalin ... construction crew
Ann Chakraverty ... set dresser
Paul Dobre ... construction crew
Dorin Grigorescu ... construction crew
Ionut Mandruta ... set dresser
Gabriel Nechita ... construction crew (as Gabi Nechita) / storyboard artist
Rusetelu Nicolae ... construction crew
Calin Papura ... assistant art director / construction crew
Tudor Polizu ... construction crew
Serge Recorbet ... construction manager
Elsa Richez ... key painter
Camelia Sirbu ... construction crew
Doru Stan ... construction crew
Mihai Stanciu ... painter
Florin Gavrila ... scenic painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robert Althoff ... sound re-recordist: United States version
Pierre André ... sound mixer
Emmanuel Augeard ... sound mixer
Guillaume Battistelli ... assistant sound editor
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer: United States version
John Bires ... additional sound: United States version
Christian Brousselle ... post-synchronization
Mihai Burtan ... sound
Marian Costea ... sound
Jeffrey Eisner ... additional sound: United States version (as Jeff Eisner)
Ludovic Escallier ... assistant sound editor
Paul Flinchbaugh ... digital assistant editor: United States version
Jeff Glueck ... additional sound: United States version
Loïc Gourbe ... sound recordist
Thierry Havard ... boom operator
Chris Jargo ... sound effects editor: United States version
François Lepeuple ... foley artist (as François Le Peuple)
Didier Lesage ... sound engineer
Didier Lozahic ... re-recording mixer / sound editor
Jeff Malham ... re-recording engineer
Craig Mann ... sound re-recordist: United States version
Olivier Marlangeon ... assistant foley artist
Stefanie Melchor ... additional sound: United States version
Glenn T. Morgan ... supervising sound editor: United States version
Cristi Onutu ... sound
Mark Relyea ... sound effects editor: United States version
Sébastien Savine ... assistant sound editor
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann ... sound re-recording mixer: United States version
Matthew Sordello ... additional sound: United States version
Branden Spencer ... digital assistant editor: United States version
Dean St. John ... adr mixer: United States version
Peter Staubli ... sound effects editor: United States version
Greg Steele ... adr mixer: United States version
Bogdan Varzaru ... sound
David A. Whittaker ... sound effects editor: United States version
Ben Wilkins ... sound editor
David Young ... additional sound: United States version
Greg Zimmerman ... adr recordist

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Adrian Popescu ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Benjamin Ageorges ... digital compositor
Stephane Bidault ... visual effects
Christophe Chanvin ... visual effects supervisor
Jean-Antoine Lacolle ... digital compositor
Matthias Weber ... visual effects producer

Stunts

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Szabolcs Cseh ... stunts (as Szabo Cseh)
Marius Florian ... stunt double: Marie
Von Totojescu ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mihai Burtan ... assistant camera
Catalin Ciobanu ... electrician
Marian Costea ... camera operator
Viorel Diaconescu ... gaffer
Titi Gavrila ... assistant camera
Sarbu Gigi ... grip
Ionut Lupulescu ... clapper loader
Ionel ' Bebe' Mandruta ... assistant camera (as Ionel Mandruta)
Sorin Nainer ... still photographer
Cristi Onutu ... assistant camera
Toni Salabasev ... still photographer
Bogdan Stanciu ... Steadicam operator
Remus Tanase ... key grip
Bogdan Varzaru ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Domnica Circiumaru ... extras casting
Jessica Gee-George ... adr voice casting

Music Department

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Matthew Bellamy ... composer: song "New Born"
Jérôme Devoise ... score mixer
Jérôme Lateur ... music supervisor
Vincent Lebegue ... music legal coordinator
Elise Luguern ... music production supervisor
Mehdi Sayah ... assistant music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Adrian Nita ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Andra Barbuica ... script supervisor
Peter Block ... acquisitions executive
Bob Buchholz ... english language director
Razvan Caminschi ... production assistant
Liliana Ciobanu ... production assistant
Jean-Patrick Flande ... unit publicist
Catherine Grandjean ... administrator
Fabian Jonathan ... script supervisor: directors cut
Nicu Kasza ... production assistant
Lumi Parnell ... production secretary (as Luminita Costinela Stanciu)
Dorina Popa ... production assistant
Claudiu-Cristian Prisecaru ... production assistant
Dominique Segall ... press attache
Karl Sigwald ... production assistant
Doru Stan ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Keywords
Taglines Hearts will bleed. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Haute Tension (France)
  • Alta tensione (Italy)
  • High Tension (United States)
  • Switchblade Romance (World-wide, English title)
  • Switchblade Romance (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Budget EUR2,200,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The camera used during the car-attack scene got so much fake blood on it during shooting that when it was being used on another film later on fake blood oozed from it during the focusing of a shot. See more »
Goofs The killer takes the ax out of the gas station clerk, so he had to have flipped him over to do so. So it makes sense why the clerk is on his back in a later scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mr. And Mrs. Smith/Howl's Moving Castle/The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl in 3-D/High Tension/The Honeymooners (2005). See more »
Soundtracks New Born See more »
Quotes [repeated line]
Marie: I won't let anyone come between us any more.
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