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Rabid Dogs (2015)

Enragés (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 30 September 2015 (France)
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After a bank job goes badly wrong, three desperate criminals take a young woman and a father and child hostage - it's the beginning of a frantic and violent road trip that not all of them will survive.

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Éric Hannezo

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Benjamin Rataud (scenario), Yannick Dahan (scenario) | 8 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lambert Wilson ... Le père
Virginie Ledoyen ... La femme
Guillaume Gouix ... Sabri
François Arnaud ... Vincent
Franck Gastambide ... Manu
Laurent Lucas ... Le chef
Mégane Lemée Mégane Lemée ... Charlotte 4 ans
Alexandre Goyette ... Policier accident
Pierre Lebeau ... Pompiste dépanneur
Dave Lapommeray ... Homme ours #1
Gabrielle Lazure ... Maria
Gisèle Trépanier Gisèle Trépanier ... Vieille dame
Violette Chauveau Violette Chauveau ... Femme au chignon
Ariel Ifergan Ariel Ifergan ... Agent de sécurité cale
Vanessa Gauvin-Brodeur Vanessa Gauvin-Brodeur ... Caissière
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On paper, it was supposed to be a pure and simple bank heist; however, everything about this daring robbery in the heart of the bustling city went awry. Now, with a bag crammed with cash, a trail of dead bodies, and nearly every cop in town after them, the agitated gang leader, Sabri, and his two partners in crime are forced to think up a desperate last-minute plan to stay alive--even if it means to add kidnapping to the already heavy charges. In the heat of the moment, a young brunette, an unfortunate father, and his gravely-ill four-year-old daughter become the trigger-happy criminals' hostages, as the six of them engage in a frantic escape across the country over the course of a single day. But, in a hopeless fight for survival, nothing is what it seems.. Written by Nick Riganas

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 September 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Rabid Dogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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This movie is a sort of remake of Mario Bava's Cani Arrabbiati, shot in 1974. See more »

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Version of Rabid Dogs (1974) See more »

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Enragés
bande originale du film
Music Composed by [Musique Composée Par] Laurent Eyquem
(p) 2015 Music Box Records (MBR-078)
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Rabid Puppies
3 April 2016 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Like most horror/cult cinema fanatics, I don't like remakes. So when I heard there was going to be remake of one of the greatest movies of my all-time favorite director, I knew from beforehand that I would be even more skeptical than usually the case with remakes. "Cani Arrabbiati", a.k.a "Rabid Dogs" or "Kidnapped", was an ambitious Poliziotteschi/Euro-Crime project by the almighty Italian director Mario Bava (the most genius director who ever lived) and his son Lamberto in 1974, but due to legal issues and production company bankruptcies, the film sadly only got finished in 1997 long after Mario's death and the career peaks of Lamberto. Still, in spite of the juridical issues, it was one of the absolute highlights in its kind. I watched the remake (original French title: "Enragés") at the Brussels International Film Festival and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Although by no means an exceptional or astounding film, but nevertheless a solid and compelling thriller with a tense atmosphere from start to finish as well as intriguing characters, gritty action sequences and an exhilarating soundtrack. Sabri is the getaway driver of a violent bank heist, but their scheme goes awry almost straight from the beginning. Sabri, along with his three companions, must dump the conspicuous getaway car and blend into the crowds of a shopping mall. But their leader is badly hurt and the blood trail that he leaves behind puts all the city's police forces back on their tail. While the number of casualties disturbingly mounts, the gangsters take an attractive woman hostage and run back out into the streets. They stop another vehicle, an inconspicuous old grey Volvo, which also give them two more hostages; a father who was on his way to the hospital with his unconscious 4-year-old daughter for a lifesaving kidney transplant. This is still only just the beginning of a very long, intense and nightmarish journey with numerous obstacles, deadly confrontations and unforeseen surprises. Although the trio of fugitive hoodlums succeeds fairly well in coming across as cruel and menacing (particularly Vincent played by François Arnaud) they honestly aren't even half as nihilistic, loathsome and vile as the thugs in Bava's original. Compared to Blade or Thirty-Two of the 1974 film, these guys are merely rabid puppies instead of dogs and thus also the overall tone of "Enragés" is less unsettling due to this. The violence is quite explicit but not too shocking, and only a couple of scenes are truly memorable, like the stop at the gas station or the showdown during the feast of the bear town-festival. The climax, however, is very well-handled and in case you're not familiar with the story you definitely will be dumbfounded, as there's no way anyone could predict this type of plot-twist. The acting performances are more than adequate, with respectable roles for Lambert Wilson and the still extremely attractive Virginie Ledoyen as the hostages, but my personal favorite aspect of "Enragés" was undoubtedly the soundtrack. The eerie and tense tunes are often reminiscent of a Goblin or giallo soundtrack, and near the end there's also a beautiful choir version of Radiohead legendary song "Creep" (which, I think, was also used in "The Social Network")


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