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They Came Back (2004)

Les revenants (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 27 October 2004 (France)
The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.

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Robin Campillo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Géraldine Pailhas ... Rachel
Jonathan Zaccaï ... Mathieu
Frédéric Pierrot ... Gardet
Victor Garrivier Victor Garrivier ... Le maire
Catherine Samie ... Martha
Djemel Barek Djemel Barek ... Isham
Marie Matheron Marie Matheron ... Véronique
Saady Delas Saady Delas ... Sylvain
Guy Herbert Guy Herbert ... Le revenant au blouson gris
Catherine Salvini Catherine Salvini ... La psychologue
Alain Guillo Alain Guillo ... Le directeur de Mathieu
Dan Herzberg Dan Herzberg ... Le soldat
Hélène Alexandridis Hélène Alexandridis ... La fille du maire
Gérard Watkins Gérard Watkins ... Le fils du maire
Serge Biavan Serge Biavan ... Le représentant médecin DDASS
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The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.

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The basis for hit TV show The Returned. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 2004 (France) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The plot is very similar to the Brazilian novel "Incidente em Antares" (Incident in Antares) by Erico Verissimo, which was published in 1971. A mini-series based on the book, Incidente em Antares (1994), was released in Brazil in 1994. See more »

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Remade as The Returned (2015) See more »

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the touching dilemma of the dead
27 September 2005 | by matthew_leetSee all my reviews

This film stirs a few emotional quandaries, many of which a viewer may choose not to explore. If the purpose of film is to generate thought and reflection as much as to entertain, 'Les Revenants' succeeds by virtue of it's creepy essence and the personal and social problems we'd encounter as individuals if faced with the reality of having our dead loved ones come back to us. The subject is handled cleverly and touchingly by the director who never attempts to drive our view but allows the characters to help us define our feelings. Particularly perplexing for a parent who might give just about anything to see their fallen child again. The misty night scenes, serene almost drugged manner with which the dead carry themselves and the evolution of divided feelings regarding their return by the living give the film an ethereal pace which may disappoint flesh hungry zombie fans.


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