Solid and Gritty ... better than the IMDb score suggests
This is a case of the movie being better than the IMDb score that its given. It is not a perfect film and definitely not up there with the best of the French speaking horror films, but its certainly one worth the effort to check out. The characters are paper thin, but the performances from the leads were strong enough to develop a connection with the viewer. Its not the most gory film, but there are enough scenes to make the viewer uncomfortable and portray the lead actress as someone who is dangerous and gives her a primal kind of feel. The villain gypseys could have had a bit more depth to them, but to me they were just a side story, as the real story was about the connection between both Max and Bianca. The cinematography was the biggest plus for this film. Its a lower budget feel, which helps in portraying a dull, boring atmosphere, that the lead character was living. I especially liked the mixture of black and white towards the end, when things were getting a bit out of hand. There is also a neat little cameo from French legend Phillipe Nahon. All in all, its a decent film worth checking out, especially if you like the French speaking horror films. It doesn't come without its flaws, but its better than IMDb suggests
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