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High Lane (2009)

Vertige (original title)
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A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon... See full summary »

Director:

Abel Ferry

Writers:

Johanne Bernard (scenario), Louis-Paul Desanges (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Fanny Valette ... Chloé
Johan Libéreau ... Loïc
Raphaël Lenglet ... Guillaume
Nicolas Giraud ... Fred
Maud Wyler ... Karine
Justin Blanckaert ... Anton
Guilhem Simon Guilhem Simon ... L'adolescent
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A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon realize that they are not alone. The adventure turns into a nightmare. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 June 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

High Lane See more »

Filming Locations:

Aussois, Savoie, France

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Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Written by Daniel Goffey, Gaz Coombes and Michael Quinn
Performed by Supergrass
©1995 EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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A mediocre film, but at least it is not boring
17 August 2011 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

I did not know anything about Vertige before watching it, except for the fact that it was a French horror movie. After having watched the movie, I can say that I found it to be a rehash of various North American movies from the genre, something which is exacerbated by the prefabricated characters and predictable clichés. However, that did not avoid me from being moderately entertained with this film.

The part of Vertige dedicated to the mountaineering is well filmed, and I guess that the fans of that sport will find it much more exciting than I did. The Croatian landscapes are so amazing that I would like to visit them only for the views (let's accept it, I even feel vertigo when I am climbing stairs, so the only mountaineering I could do would be from a helicopter). However, when we reach to the top of the mountain, it seems that another movie begins, and we are in front of a typical story about "young people lost in the woods".

Nevertheless, the movie kept me moderately entertained as I previously said, mainly because of Abel Ferry's dynamic direction. As for the actors, they did not have too much substantial material to work with, and they do what they can with their roles. In conclusion, I can give Vertige a slight recommendation despite its various fails.


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