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Le village des ombres (2010)

A group of young people are trapped in an evil village.


Fouad Benhammou


Fouad Benhammou (screenplay), Pascal Jaubert (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Christa Théret ... Emma Valeyre
Bárbara Goenaga ... Lila
Cyrille Thouvenin ... David Fontana
Ornella Boulé Ornella Boulé ... Marion Valeyre
Axel Kiener Axel Kiener ... Lucas Frantz
Jonathan Cohen Jonathan Cohen ... Mathias
Théo Fernandez ... Bastien Renard
Djédjé Apali Djédjé Apali ... Hugo Kerimba (as Djedje Apali)
Gérard Dessalles Gérard Dessalles ... Charles Malville
Ariane Aggiage Ariane Aggiage ... Juliette Renard
Jochen Hägele ... Klaus Froelich (as Jochen Haegele)
Pierre-Marie Rochefort-Schneider Pierre-Marie Rochefort-Schneider ... Ulrich Wagner
Lucia Bruxelle Lucia Bruxelle ... Katia Brezinsky
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ... Duc de la Marrière
Richard Darbois ... Baron d'Arbois


When Lucas Frantz invites his friends to visit his hometown Village de Ruiflec, they head in two cars to spend the weekend. The driver Hugo Kerimba, Marion Valeyre, Stan and his girlfriend Katia Brezinsky follows the car of Lucas, David Fontana, his girlfriend Lila Paredes, Marion's estranged sister Emma Valeyre and Mathias through the lonely winding road in a rainy night. Out of the blue, Hugo steps on the gas and overtakes the other car. Sooner, Lucas, David, Lila, Emma and Mathias find Hugo's car left on the road with the doors open and the passengers missing. They walk to Ruiflec to find shelter and a telephone to call the other group. But they learn that they are trapped in Ruiflec and an evil entity does not allow them to leave the village. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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French | German | Spanish

Release Date:

17 November 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruhlar Kasabasi See more »

Filming Locations:

Poitou-Charentes, France

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Cherif: La dernière séance (2017) See more »

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Lost In Translation Of Time
20 November 2010 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Not a bad film. Nothing to do with a pop corn movie for Saturday evenings with a bunch of friends. It's actually an absorbing, intriguing but also unfortunately confusing feature, as we see today in many horror and crime movies. Twists within twists, and I don't tell about flashbacks within flashbacks...

I admit I am lost with all this. Perhaps I am too much cartesian. Or not smart enough.

This films begins in a way that make you think of Michael Mann's THE KEEP,where German soldiers in WW2 have to fight against an evil spirit. But the picture continues in a different direction. There are some lengths, but it's an interesting movie.

Try it.

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