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Sam Was Here (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 6 April 2017 (France)
California, Mojave Desert, 1998. A strange glow appears in the sky. Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search... See full summary »

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Christophe Deroo
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Rusty Joiner ... Sam
Sigrid La Chapelle Sigrid La Chapelle ... Eddy
Rhoda Pell ... Rebecca Saxton
Hassan Galedary Hassan Galedary ... Thomas Payne
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California, Mojave Desert, 1998. A strange glow appears in the sky. Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted. What's more, his wife won't answer his calls. It's as if everyone were avoiding him. When his car breaks down, Sam becomes a prisoner of the empty, hostile environment. Alone and without human contact for days on end, he listens continuously to a talk-show on the only local radio station. The host, a man named Eddy, takes calls from listeners who share their thoughts on a child killer at large in the area. At the same time, Sam starts getting psychologically harassed by strange threats he receives on his pager. Gradually, people begin to reappear and attempt to kill him. Sam has become a target and he must now defend himself. Little by little he loses it, caught up in a paranoid identity crisis. Is he truly the killer they're after, or is he being driven ... Written by Christophe Deroo

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The director himself told that the ending was not so important to be understood, but only the atmosphere, like a painting. See more »

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After Sam drives with his car over the spikes on the road, it's clearly seen that the rear tires are intact. See more »

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won't be everyone's cup of tea, but...
29 March 2018 | by doggonegood44See all my reviews

It kept me watching. Intriguing, Twilight Zone-like story line that requires you to suspend disbelief on occasion.

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It's still more interesting than most films of its kind. Good performance from lead actor and the crazy people he encounters. I loved the score as well.

The ending will leave you retracing what you watched, reviewing it in your head, wondering if you experienced it properly or not. I suspect that was the point.


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6 April 2017 (France) See more »

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A Deusa da Vingança See more »

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El Mirage, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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