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Sheitan (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 1 February 2006 (France)
A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

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Kim Chapiron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Joseph / Joseph's Wife
Olivier Barthélémy Olivier Barthélémy ... Bart (as Olivier Barthelemy)
Roxane Mesquida ... Eve
Nico Le Phat Tan Nico Le Phat Tan ... Thaï (as Nicolas Le Phat Tan)
Leïla Bekhti ... Yasmine
Ladj Ly Ladj Ly ... Ladj
Julie-Marie Parmentier ... Jeanne
Gérald Thomassin Gérald Thomassin ... Maurice
Quentin Lasbazeilles Quentin Lasbazeilles ... Gilou
Guillaume Bacquet Guillaume Bacquet ... Bébert
Alexandre Borrel Alexandre Borrel ... Jérôme
Georgette Crochon Georgette Crochon ... Marie
François Levantal François Levantal ... Le pompiste / Le chirurgien
Monica Bellucci ... La belle vampiresse
Oxmo Puccino Oxmo Puccino ... Client boîte
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On Christmas Eve, in the Styxx Club in Paris, the troublemaker Bart and his scum friends, Thaï and Ladj, meet the bartender Yasmine and the customer Eve, and after a fight of Bart in the nightclub, Eve invites the group to go to her house in the country. While on the road near the cottage, they are introduced by Eve to the weird shepherd and housekeeper, Joseph, whose wife is pregnant. Joseph feels a sort of attraction for Bart, and during this Christmas night, Joseph discloses his real intentions. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 February 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Satan See more »

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Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sheitan also means devil in Arabic. See more »

Crazy Credits

A few seconds after the credits start, a subliminal pornographic frame is inserted. See more »

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Referenced in Les 10 Ans de 'La Haine' (2005) See more »

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Berceuse
by Mai Lan & Nguyên Lê
Producer, Dominique Borker
© 2006 120 Films / La Chauve-Souris / Because Music
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Weird and Intriguing
25 February 2007 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Christmas Eve in the Styxx Club in Paris, the troublemaker Bart (Olivier Bartélémy) and his scum friends Thaï (Nicolas Le Phat Tan) and Ladj (Ladj Ly) meet the bartender Yasmine (Leïla Bekhti) and the costumer Eve (Roxane Mesquida), and after a fight of Bart in the nightclub, Eve invites the group to go to her house in the country. While in the road nearby the cottage, they are introduced by Eve to the weird shepherd and housekeeper Joseph (Vincent Cassel), whose wife is pregnant. Joseph feels a sort of attraction for Bart, and along the Christmas night, Joseph discloses his real intentions.

"Sheitan" is a weird and intriguing French horror movie, with an atmosphere of nightmare. The creepy and odd story has many points open to interpretations, very bizarre characters and situations, good performances of the cast and a gorgeous and sexy unknown French actress, Roxane Mesquida. I am not sure if I missed some point, since there are references to Eve, the serpent and the apple; Joseph and the new born child on the Christmas day. I liked this refreshing movie, in spite of the non-clear screenplay, but I do not dare to recommend it except for specific audiences. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Satã" ("Satan")


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