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Expulsion of the Devil (1973)

Au rendez-vous de la mort joyeuse (original title)
A married couple purchases an abandoned house in the countryside. Soon they witness strange apparitions and events. Their son and moreover their prepubescent daughter are haunted by a poltergeist.

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Juan Luis Buñuel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Fabian ... Françoise
Jean-Marc Bory ... Marc
Jean-Pierre Darras ... Peron
Claude Dauphin ... Father D'Aval
Michel Creton Michel Creton ... Leroy
Gérard Depardieu ... Beretti
André Weber André Weber ... Kleber
Yasmine Dahm ... Sophie
Tony Librizzi Tony Librizzi
Mario Santini Mario Santini
Loris Baccheschi Loris Baccheschi
Pascale Ange Pascale Ange
Corinne Armand Corinne Armand
Monique Berardi Monique Berardi
Sylvie Bourgoin Sylvie Bourgoin
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A married couple purchases an abandoned house in the countryside. Soon they witness strange apparitions and events. Their son and moreover their prepubescent daughter are haunted by a poltergeist.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

January 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Expulsion of the Devil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Soundtracks

"Sonates pour piano et violon
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Clara Haskil, piano
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Typical French Horror Movie - wait - what's typical?
26 March 2002 | by susanswebSee all my reviews

Eerie French horror movie with the vague ending of most French new wave movies. To me the most notable thing is to see a young and thin Gerard Depardieu go nuts. The movie takes awhile to build atmosphere but once the researchers show up, that's when the creepiness begins. The makers of "Poltergeist" had to be influenced by this movie. The main problem of the film is that nothing is ever explained or wrapped up. With my ghost stories I like to know why. As with most haunted house movies, the house is the best character. A mild shocker.


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