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Black Heaven (2010)

L'autre monde (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 14 July 2010 (France)
An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

Director:

Gilles Marchand

Writers:

Gilles Marchand (screenplay), Dominik Moll (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet ... Gaspard
Louise Bourgoin ... Audrey
Melvil Poupaud ... Vincent
Pauline Etienne ... Marion
Pierre Niney ... Yann
Ali Marhyar Ali Marhyar ... Ludo
Patrick Descamps ... Le père de Marion
Pierre Vittet Pierre Vittet ... Le petit frère
Swann Arlaud ... Dragon
Franck Merenda Franck Merenda ... Samos (as Francesco Merenda)
Mohamed Diakite Mohamed Diakite ... Le patron du cyber café
Moon Dailly ... Sam, la prostituée, l'acheteuse, la voix du jeu dans BlackHole (voice) (as Moon Daily)
Laurent Lacotte Laurent Lacotte ... Gordon dans BlackHole (voice) (as Laurent Lacote)
Romain Ogerau Romain Ogerau ... L'acheteur dans BlackHole (voice) (as Romain Ogereau)
Patrick Vo Patrick Vo ... Le membre du club dans BlackHole (voice)
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An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

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Drama | Thriller

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Goofs

When Audrey jumped from the roof, she could never have hit the ground that far away from the building (15-30 feet). See more »

Quotes

Vincent: You've no idea how many guys want to die... Most can't manage it. but they're obsessed by it. Know what they want? Someone to help them. Someone to give them the little push they need... That's what they want... A little push.
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: La despedida de David (2011) See more »

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Theme de Marion
Written by Anthony Gonzalez
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Great game sequences, poor plot
11 May 2011 | by celrSee all my reviews

I loved the game sequences, you get the feeling they really captured the spirit of online gaming and the game world here is dark and compelling. The story has to do with sexual obsession, a boy falls for a tragic femme fatale who appears to be trying to commit suicide. The relationship is realized in part in the game world, a eerie cyber world called BlackHole where the mystery woman has a character called Sam. I found myself wishing there actually was such a game because the graphics were so beautiful in a haunting sort of way. The game in Black Heaven was much more interesting than the ugly game world realized in "eXistenZ".

Unfortunately, the backstory just doesn't live up to the potential of the fictional game and the ending is abrupt. Still, I found Black Heaven to hold my interest. Perhaps if the main character Gaspard (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet) hadn't been played as such a dimwitted dork the mystery might have had more tension. As such he's way too passive and detached. This could have been a great thriller if more story action had taken place in that fascinating game world.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 July 2010 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bouches-du-Rhône, France See more »

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$453,349
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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