One winter morning, while driving through the desolate French countryside, traveler Charlotte picks up hitchhiker Max. Together they stop at a roadside diner, where a strange and depraved horror awaits.

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Franck Richard

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Franck Richard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yolande Moreau ... La Spack
Émilie Dequenne ... Charlotte Massot
Benjamin Biolay ... Max
Philippe Nahon ... Chinaski
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Le Gothique en toc
Ian Fonteyn Ian Fonteyn ... Tofu
Georges Lini Georges Lini ... Motard 1
Philippe Résimont ... Motard 2
Brice Fournier Brice Fournier ... Motard 3 (John Grizzly)
Nicolas Leroy Nicolas Leroy ... Golem 1
Mathieu Bouteligier Mathieu Bouteligier ... Golem 2
François Doms François Doms ... Golem 3
Benoît Vivien Benoît Vivien ... Golem 4
Eric Godon ... Jean-Jean
Joris Strickx Joris Strickx ... Blé
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A young female Charlotte on a road trip all alone gets harassed by a group of bikers at a snack store and later she gives lift to a hitchhiker Max. They both stop at a rundown roadside eatery run by a woman. The biker gang reappears at the eatery and when one of the gang members is about to rape Max, the entire gang is chased off by the owner of the restaurant. Moments later, Max vanishes after heading to the bathroom. Charlotte inquires the owner n a retired cop but to no avail. Written by Fella_shibby@yahoo.com

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They're expecting you for dinner.

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Horror

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Two of the bikers, Bazooka Joe and Jordan Minnesota, were named after songs from American punk rock band Big Black's 1986 debut album "Atomizer". See more »

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Upon arrival at the saloon, Charlotte's car is parked to the left of the saloon's front doors. When the cyclist arrives, the car now appears to be to the right of the doors. See more »

Connections

References The Moustache (2005) See more »

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Performed by Marvin
Written and composed by Émilie Rougier, Frédéric Conte & Grégoire Bredel
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Good creature film aided by a bleak landscape but marred by a weak background story.
23 April 2021 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I first saw this in 2011 on a dvd which I own.

Revisited it recently.

The film started off very well and i thot it might b a good thriller like Kurt Russell's Breakdown but never mind it took another approach n succeeded as a horror film albeit with a few flaws.

A young female Charlotte, probably after her break goes for a road trip all alone and gets harassed by a group of bikers at a snack store to which she just ignores n rides off on the empty road only to see the bikers behind and a hitchhiker Max asking for a lift.

She gives the lift to Max and later they both stop at La Spack, a rundown roadside eatery run by a fat n sturdy woman.

The biker gang reappears and when one of the gang members is about to rape Max, the entire gang is chased off by the owner of the restaurant. Moments later, Max vanishes after heading to the bathroom. Charlotte inquires the owner n a retired cop but to no avail.

How can a person wear a coat of mail most of the time?

Now who stands next to a person presumed dead/down by facing away?

How the creatures were able to get inside n outside the mud without effort?

How the creatures were able to hang the gìrl upside down?

Why the bikers rested at the same spot. Also where were the bikers when the lady took the meals for the creatures for the first time.

And why wud any biker jus rest at somebody else's property by trespassing? Weren't they suppose to move on the roads.

The background story of the miners doesnt add to the scariness. They shud have jus left em as creatures from the marsh.

We have Matthias Schoenaerts in a tiny role as a gang member.

Claustrophobic n bleak landscape wise, the film has a similar tone of that of Calvaire and the wet, muddy n uneven roads wise, this will remind Straightheads aka Closure.


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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 September 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La meute See more »

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Budget:

EUR2,870,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$274,839
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