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Red Needles (2006)

Les aiguilles rouges (original title)
September 1960: on a purely punitive basis, eight scouts must climb the solid mass of Brévent to 2500 meters of altitude. The so beautiful and so majestic mountain which draws up face them ... See full synopsis »
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Jules Sitruk ... Luc
Damien Jouillerot Damien Jouillerot ... Jean-Pierre
Jonathan Demurger ... Patrick
Pierre Derenne Pierre Derenne ... Eric
César Domboy ... Guy
Jules-Angelo Bigarnet Jules-Angelo Bigarnet ... L'Arsouille
Raphaël Fuchs-Willig Raphaël Fuchs-Willig ... Tatave
Clément Chebli Clément Chebli ... Bruno
Richard Berry ... Le père de Luc
Rufus ... Marullaz
Patrick Bouchitey ... Le père d'Eric
Bernadette Lafont ... L'infirmière
Bernard Haller ... Le grand-père de Jean-Pierre
Cécile Gabriel Cécile Gabriel ... Mère Gabriel
Maëlle Poesy-Guichard Maëlle Poesy-Guichard ... Isabelle (as Maëlle Poésy)
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September 1960: on a purely punitive basis, eight scouts must climb the solid mass of Brévent to 2500 meters of altitude. The so beautiful and so majestic mountain which draws up face them very quickly reveals dangerous. All the techniques of orientation learned at the scouts will do nothing there. The teenagers find themselves delivered to themselves. Lost in the abrupt throats, the eight boys are confronted cold, with the hunger and the fear. A tension starts to reign between these young people of different origins and of which concerns divergent: some worry for Algeria, for a brother left to the combat, or a family threatened of expulsion in metropolis, still the girls worry to like others. The group divides then to find an exit, but one of them disappears in water frozen from a torrent. While young people try to protect itself in a closed down refuge, the others will seek the helps...

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Jean-Pierre: Why do we comply with orders ?
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Unpretentious but pleasant movie. Gorgeous views of the Mont Blanc massif
6 February 2008 | by alv790See all my reviews

A group of French boy scouts go on a hike in the Alps, in 1960. They go without adult monitors, guided by an older boy who is supposed to prove his leadership skills. However, what was supposed to be an easy hike goes wrong. The boys get lost, and their inexperience and several bad decisions put their lives at risk.

It's a simple, unpretentious movie. Nothing too fancy here, but it's pleasant enough for viewers to enjoy the 90 minutes it lasts. The views of the Mont Blanc massif are really beautiful. I thought the rivalries and disagreements between the boys, as well as the moments of comradeship, were well done.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 May 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Il Coraggio Delle Aquile See more »

Filming Locations:

Alps, Haute-Savoie, France See more »

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$1,495,314
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2.35 : 1
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