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The Horde (2009)

La horde (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror | 10 February 2010 (France)
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An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

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Arnaud Bordas (scenario), Yannick Dahan (scenario) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Perron ... Aurore
Jean-Pierre Martins ... Ouessem
Eriq Ebouaney ... Adewale
Aurélien Recoing ... Jimenez
Doudou Masta Doudou Masta ... Bola
Antoine Oppenheim Antoine Oppenheim ... Tony
Jo Prestia ... José
Yves Pignot Yves Pignot ... René
Adam Pengsawang Adam Pengsawang ... Le Tchèque
Sébastien Peres Sébastien Peres ... Séb
Laurent Demianoff ... Kim
Alain Figlarz ... Le concièrge
Stéphane Orsolani Stéphane Orsolani ... Guetteur
Ali Karamoko Ali Karamoko ... Ali
Maud Heywang Maud Heywang ... Quadra
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A group of crooked cops, malevolent gangsters and a horde of walking dead are the centre point of this gruesome, action-packed, tale of retribution and escape. Penned in like animals, on the top floor of a deserted high-rise, these two opposing gangs find they're not alone in the lair of bloodthirsty zombies stalking the corridors of death. Joining forces to survive, they must reach the ground level together or perish. Loaded with a bad ass attitude, guns, axes and extremely creative hand-to-hand combat need to survive, being caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Genres:

Action | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shown as the closing film at Leeds International Film Festival's "Day Of The Dead" horror film marathon on 7th November, 2009. See more »

Goofs

After one of the cops was executed by a gangster you can see him still breathing in a later shot. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version released in Germany is cut by ca. six minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

V'la l'equipe
Lyrics by Doudou Masta & Despo Rutti
Music by Franck Kodjo Kpanku (as Franck Kpanku D Kodjo)
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"The enemy of my enemy" --or-- "The lesser of 2 evils". Take your pick.
2 December 2010 | by BoloxxxiSee all my reviews

A group of law enforcement agents raid a building where some criminals are hold up. This is in retaliation for the brutal murder of one of their own and to rescue others held hostage. The raid has unexpected consequences.

This movie was off to a great start once the raid of the building commenced. It was very realistic; very tough. The criminals were convincingly hardcore and menacing. But this great start slowly began to dismantle as the movie progressed. Eventually it's edge and credibility was lost and it became for me just another farcical zombie movie. What went wrong? --A lot of things for me; some subtle and not easy to articulate. It seems to me that the decline began when the cops and the criminals decided to join forces. Perhaps because, at this point, the criminals didn't seem so menacing and in control anymore; no longer hardcore. Just terrified and confused. The dangerousness of them had been transfered to the new threat: the zombies.

Something more concrete is the fact that they kept shooting the zombies in the body or torso when clearly this wasn't working; and this after a successful head shot earlier. If it were you or I, we would have figured this out; concentrated our shots to the head. But the people in this movie never came to this elementary deduction. So credibility was lost because no one is that stupid. My guess is that the director and the writer didn't want the zombies killed too quickly; more suspenseful if they kept coming at you. How to do this? Let the people in the movie avoid head shots and common sense.

Another thing that bothered me was the introduction of this bloated, cartoonish, old fart who kept referring to the zombies as "chinks". As well, there was a scene wherein one guy took on a swarm of zombies all by himself. I did not at all find that credible. None of the zombies got even a nibble for some time. And mind you, these aren't the slow, leg-dragging, zombies of old. These are the newer, more ferocious ones that run as good as you and me.

Lastly, the advent of the zombies wasn't explained at all. In no time at all zombies were all over the place and humans were extinct or near-extinction. How could the world make such a sea-change in such a short span of time? What happened? Was there radiation from a nuclear explosion? Was there a virus? What the hell happened??? Notwithstanding all I've said so far, the movie has entertainment value. Just disappointed it turned into just another zombie movie as it progressed.

I seem to have a little time so I'll answer some of the questions of my zillions of adoring readers.

"Yes, you young lady. What's your question?"

"Are you a perv?"

"No, I am not. Next question.Yes, you young man."

"Are you a drug-fiend?"

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"Do you wet your bed?"

"Okay. That does it! No more questions!"

"Please! I have a legitimate question!"

"Okay, make it quick."

"How do you feel when someone votes against the usefulness of your review?"

"Fair question. I feel they must already have known what the movie was about."

Love, Boloxxxi.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Czech

Release Date:

10 February 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Horde See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,850,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Le Pacte, Coficup, Canal+ See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD/Blu-ray) (extended)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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