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In the Dark (2004)

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Léone, a disabled woman, lives alone in her house in helpless isolation. Day after day, she watches her neighbor Andreas'every move. Deep in love with this tormented, self-destructive man, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anne Coesens ... Léone
Kris Cuppens Kris Cuppens ... Andréas
Laura Van Maaren Laura Van Maaren ... Margot
Michelle Van Brussel Michelle Van Brussel ... Hélène
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Léone, a disabled woman, lives alone in her house in helpless isolation. Day after day, she watches her neighbor Andreas'every move. Deep in love with this tormented, self-destructive man, Léone is reduced to fantasizing about his face, his skin, his body... Shall the twains ever meet? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

Belgium | France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 August 2004 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Dark See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Awards:
  • Prix Gras Savoye du meilleur producteur et réalisateur de court-métrage.
  • Lutins 2005 du meilleur réalisateur, de la meilleure photo et de la meilleure actrice.
  • Prix du meilleur film 2005 de la Communauté de Belgique.
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subdued and intense
21 December 2005 | by CedericSee all my reviews

This is a very long short film, and yet less happens than in most shorts.

Anne Coesens plays a very understated middle-aged woman in this film that explores a tiny portion of her (apparently) troubled life, involving her neighbour.

The film contains minimal dialogue, which matches its very subdued lighting. Attention is demanded, as much of the tale is portrayed through glances, facial reactions, subtle responses. This adds realism, gives the film a very compelling reality, and draws the viewer in.

Anne Coezens seems perhaps over-acting in her portrayal of disability, but after the first couple of minutes this doesn't matter, and the rest of the film focuses entirely on emotion and interaction, almost ignoring the physical flaw that leaves her so desperate and seemingly vulnerable.

I liked this film. Exceedingly little happens, and what does occur is very understated. There's no great denouement involved, no sense of catharsis for the viewer, but also no disappointment, no lack of fulfilment for watching the film.

Perhaps this film could only be done in French; to produce it in English may lose its hidden passion, it's sense of self, all reason for its being. Despite, or maybe because of, its subtitles, I found myself gripped, from start to end, and enjoyed the experience. I am left thoughtful, and slightly attracted to Anne Coesens, and want to go back to the world portrayed and see more of it. Watch this film, expect little, and enjoy what is shown to you.


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