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They Came Back (2004)

Les revenants (original title)
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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Creepy emotions
2 January 2006 | by richard-IIISee all my reviews

I found it to be a very good, eerie, sometimes creepy, but certainly emotionally disturbing film.

Okay, if you expected to see flesh-ripping granny's who leave their denture sets in bloodied victims, you might get disappointed. This certainly is not a horror/action movie.

One of Ray Bradbury's MARTIAN CHRONICLES told about one of the first earth expeditions on Mars, where they found a small town just like home, in the USA. Its inhabitants were deceased family members, loved ones of our astronauts, who completely forgot their mission and went off to the people they once said goodbye to. Bradbury's story end rather horrible, but the emotional quality is certainly here. And people who have experienced that their grandparents died, or their parents, or a brother or a sister, your wife or husband, know how it is to fantasize that their loved ones come back. Well, LES REVENANTS plays it out that they do come back. And what next?


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