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House of Voices (2004)

Saint Ange (original title)
In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, ... See full summary »

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Pascal Laugier

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Pascal Laugier
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Cast

Credited cast:
Virginie Ledoyen ... Anna Jurin
Lou Doillon Lou Doillon ... Judith
Catriona MacColl ... Francard
Dorina Lazar Dorina Lazar ... Ilinca
Virginie Darmon Virginie Darmon ... Mathilde
Jérôme Soufflet Jérôme Soufflet ... Daniel
Marie Herry Marie Herry ... Marie
Eric Prat Eric Prat ... Le responsable des services sociaux
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marin Chouquet Marin Chouquet ... Alex
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Storyline

In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, meets the last orphan , Judith, left behind because of her mental problems, and they become closer when Anna find that Judith also hear voices and footsteps of children. Anna investigate the place trying to disclose the secret about the invisible children. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Every House Has A Secret. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

23 June 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Voices See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot back to back in two versions, one in French and the other in English. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Anna breaks the glass in the bathroom and tries to get in, a man with a camera can be seen in the remaining mirror. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Vera Lynn, Charlie Kunz and the Casani Club Orchestra
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Not nearly as bad as the IMDb comments suggest
2 December 2007 | by ragingericSee all my reviews

From the tone of these comments you would think this was the worst film ever made (and a few comments say that literally). It wasn't as good as "The Others" and such, but the worst movie ever made? Please. It was incredibly well shot and the minimalist production design was a welcome break for me from hyper-stylized films like "Silent Hill". The story did take a long time to develop, but the tension built nicely and it had a very Argento feel to me. Not every movie has to be "Transformers", moving at Mach 10 from the first frame. There's a thing called "subtlety" in story telling that is not very prevalent in modern films (especially American movies), and since this film used that to a fault maybe that was why everyone reacted so poorly. It certainly didn't beat you over the head with plot points, and did feel like a key scene or two was left out of the final cut (setting up the kittens for example) but overall was a nice, spooky little film. Everyone's opinion is valid if course, and it's not anywhere near my favorite film, but I had to defend it for some reason. Maybe it's because there are so many TRULY bad films out there that need to be savaged, and I want everyone to save their venom for the movies that truly deserve it.


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