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Les affamés (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 2 March 2018 (USA)
In a small, remote village in upstate Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore - their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. A handful of survivors goes hiding into the woods, looking for others like them.

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Robin Aubert

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Marc-André Grondin ... Bonin
Monia Chokri ... Tania
Charlotte St-Martin Charlotte St-Martin ... Zoé
Micheline Lanctôt ... Pauline
Marie-Ginette Guay ... Thérèse
Brigitte Poupart Brigitte Poupart ... Céline
Édouard Tremblay-Grenier Édouard Tremblay-Grenier ... Ti-Cul
Luc Proulx ... Réal
Didier Lucien ... Vézina
Robert Brouillette ... Paco
Martin Héroux Martin Héroux ... Demers
Patrick Hivon ... Race driver
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After an apocalypse where most of the population in a small location in the woods has turned into ravenous zombies, survivors join forces expecting to go to the protection of the big city. However their journey becomes hopeless when they learn what happened in other locations. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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French

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2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Ham-Nord, Québec, Canada See more »

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Les affamés: Pretty but dull
22 March 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This one went straight under my radar and I simply hadn't heard of it, had it not been for a recommendation I may not have come across it at all.

A multi award winning French Canadian effort this could be compared to the 28 Days Later (2002) franchise. In that our antagonists are not zombies but arguably just feral people.

I was struck by the creators choice to have the movie filmed in French. Canadian movies rarely are and it seems like a baffling choice, surely they know that English would have made it more accesible and how many people do not like subtitles.

Thankfully I'm not one of them so despite this weird choice I gave it a go and was left rather undecided.

Without a doubt The Ravenous is a pretty film, the cinematography is fantastic as is the score that goes with it. It tells your usual story of a group of survivors doing everything they can to stay alive during this outbreak and the characters are interesting enough.

Sadly it comes across really rather dull. I didn't expect nor want wall to wall action, that's not the issue. The issue is it just comes across quite lifeless, almost like creators knew how to make a visually impressive film but didn't know how to tell a story.

The Ravenous isn't bad, it's just underwhelming and despite it's multiple award wins I think it's still a title that will only appeal to a certain type of moviegoer.

With its junior Walter White lead and unexplained confusing plot points this failed to impress.

The Good:

Beautifully shot

Well scored

The Bad:

Frustratingly dark in places

Leaves a tad too much to the imagination

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Musical instruments should be a no.1 priority during the apocalypse


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