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Them (2006)

Ils (original title)
Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia Bonamy ... Clémentine
Michaël Cohen ... Lucas
Adriana Mocca Adriana Mocca ... Ilona (as Adriana Moca)
Maria Roman Maria Roman ... Sanda
Camelia Maxim Camelia Maxim ... Maria
Alexandru Boghiu Alexandru Boghiu ... L'enfant
Emanuel Stefanuc Emanuel Stefanuc ... Adolescent n°1
Horia Ioan Horia Ioan ... Adolescent n°2
Stefan Cornic Stefan Cornic ... Adolescent n°3
George Iulian George Iulian ... Adolescent n°4
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Storyline

Clémentine, a teacher in a French School in Bucharest, lives with her husband, Lucas, in a remote real estate in Snagov. During the night, Clémentine is woken by weird noises outside their house, and Lucas sees their car being stolen. The lights are turned off, the phones are disconnected and they see that they are no longer alone. When weird lights appear outside, they hide in the cellar and try to ask for help from what could be a dreadful night of pure terror... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

The film that terrified Europe has come to America See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and terror | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Romania

Language:

French | Romanian

Release Date:

19 July 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Them See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,025, 26 April 2007, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The house used in the film was an actual sprawling old estate in Bucharest, Romania. The house was so large that the production was unable to furnish all the rooms for shooting, but it was also large enough that the entire production worked out of the location. See more »

Goofs

When "They" (of "Them") first ring the house the telephone ringer is the classic European electronic bell signal from the last thirty years or so. However when Clem answers the phone the device clangs like an analogue phone would have sounded from the phones of 70 years before that. Then again, when she puts the receiver down, it clangs again like an antique phone. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Child: We just want to play! Why won't you ley us? Let us! Will you let us?
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User Reviews

 
French masterclass in suspense.
8 August 2006 | by cellarboySee all my reviews

What a pleasant surprise this film was. It literally drips with suspense from the opening scenes, right up to the last few minutes. I had my hand close to my face for much of it, just waiting for the shocks. I'm a big fan of French cinema and this kind of movie will show you why... attention to detail, natural acting and not afraid to divert from the mainstream. It builds beautifully, is directed by two craftsmen in their art and the performances from the two main actors are very natural and just excellent. Great premise and the fact that it's based on true events only adds to the creep factor. Fits perfectly in to it's short running time of 77 minutes. Great unexpected conclusion. Best french film of it's type since High Tension. Why can't there be more like this superb masterclass in suspense????


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