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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:

You'll never feel safe in your home again. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

France | Romania

Language:

French | Romanian

Release Date:

19 July 2006 (France) See more »

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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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Shot in 30 days. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the romanian teenage girl (Sanda), after locking herself in the car, is trying to call the police from her mother's cellphone. The number she dialed is 112. Except that, in 2002 (when the movie action is taking place), the police phone number was 955, the 112 (standard European emergency number) being introduced only at the end of 2005 / beginning of 2006. 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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Very effective and surprising movie
10 April 2008 | by pmdawnSee all my reviews

This movie is a mystery-horror hybrid, and one of the best at maintaining tension and suspense. Definitely not recommended for those with heart problems - honest, this had my heart racing. No special effects or big budget necessary, this movie is simple but told from the point of view of the victims as well as 'their' POV, and this keeps the movie interesting and makes it a different entry in the horror genere.

Much like Run Lola Run, "Ils" is effective, yet it is clear that is more of an exercise in style (that works very well) than any attempt to truly innovate. I can't help but wonder that this movie could have been awesome with a different, more intricate plot. But since it claims it's based on true facts, it does a good job of telling the story with a twist and putting us in the place of the two main characters. There isn't much gore at all, which is a good thing and works in favour of the movie's atmosphere.

And the ending... well, let's just say it was a big surprise for me. Just try not to read any spoilers about this movie, don't assume anything beforehand and you're set.


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