Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

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Alysson Paradis ... Sarah
Jean-Baptiste Tabourin Jean-Baptiste Tabourin ... Matthieu
Claude Lulé Claude Lulé ... Le médecin
Dominique Frot ... L'infirmière
Nathalie Roussel Nathalie Roussel ... Louise
François-Régis Marchasson François-Régis Marchasson ... Jean-Pierre
Béatrice Dalle ... La femme
Hyam Zaytoun Hyam Zaytoun ... Policière Municipale
Tahar Rahim ... Policier Municipal 1
Emmanuel Guez Emmanuel Guez ... Policier Municipal 2
Ludovic Berthillot Ludovic Berthillot ... Policier BAC 1
Emmanuel Lanzi Emmanuel Lanzi ... Policier BAC 2
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Policier BAC 3
Aymen Saïdi ... Abdel
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Four months before Christmas, Sarah and Matthieu Scarangelo were in a car crash, of which Sarah and her unborn baby were the only survivors. On Christmas Eve, Sarah stays home alone, where she grieves her husband and prepares to go to the hospital the next morning for the delivery. As night falls, a woman knocks on Sarah's door asking to use the phone. When she refuses, the woman reveals that she knows Sarah and tries to force her way in. Sarah calls the police; they inspect the home and determine the woman has left, but promise to keep watch over Sarah through the night. The woman returns and tries to take Sarah's unborn child, but Sarah locks herself in the bathroom. The strange woman torments Sarah through the night and kills all who try help her. Written by EllenRipley112

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Terror Comes Calling. See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, gruesome and disturbing content, and language | See all certifications »

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In Spain didn't have a theatrical release (technical) until 2016, 9 years later. The film was only released in Barcelona (Phenomena) for 2 days in subtitled version and 35 mm. copy. In 2012, also was a premiere/event in Madrid (Artistic Metropol) for 3 days in subtitled version. The official release (limited) came in February 2020. See more »

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Sarah: Why me?
La femme: I want one.
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À L'Intérieur - the geometry of a microbudget wonder!
9 February 2008 | by chaosrampantSee all my reviews

The best reassurance that the Hellraiser remake is in good hands, is actually watching Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury's first movie. Once the credits roll, it becomes very clear why the team behind À L'Intérieur comes with Clive Barker's seal of approval.

The signs were on the wall. If Haute Tension and Scheitan were not enough proof that France is the epicentre of euro horror right now, this one just hammers the point home effortlessly. Taking a very simple premise (pregnant woman attacked by maniac woman in her house), the same awareness of scope and budget that made Saw effective, GALLONS of blood and a European flair for atmosphere, À L'Intérieur is simultaneously emotionally draining and bruising. The story takes place inside a house and that's it. It's more like three rooms actually. Very straight-forward and simple. That's called budget-awareness Asylum. And yes, it's very short too, clocking at a measly 78 minutes (5 of which are the credits). But, frankly, it couldn't have been anymore. It was enough to leave me exhausted.

There are easily more gory or more disturbing movies out there, but I can say that À L'Intérieur left me satisfied in both departments. There's something disturbing about pregnant women in peril and combined with scissors, exploding heads, custom built flame throwers and stabbing in the balls, it's gore heaven with the occasional cringe-worthy moment.

The violence is relentless and numbing. The splatter, of the same spraying variety that made Haute Tension's first half so beautiful. A particular scene of blood spraying across a wall would make Dario Argento and fans of Tenebre proud. Although, unlike HT, there are no gimmicks and ridiculous twists here. What makes À L'Intérieur so effective by comparison is that the violence piles up and leads to a climactic finale. And the final image is haunting beyond words...

Some people might be eager to dismiss it as torture porn, a hack term often thrown around these days. It might be so. But unlike rubbish like Hostel, it's packed with atmosphere, tension and has its heart set in all the right places. In the end of the day it's a horror movie. If some people want their horror watered-down, harmless and PG-13, the big studios will have something in store for them. À L'Intérieur is for the rest of us blood-hounds.

Anyways, grab it if you can find it. It just goes to show what you can do with a relatively small budget and DV technology.


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France

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French

Release Date:

13 June 2007 (France) See more »

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Paris, France

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Budget:

EUR2,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$792,184
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1.85 : 1
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