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Sheitan (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 1 February 2006 (France)
A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

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Kim Chapiron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Joseph / Joseph's Wife
Olivier Barthélémy Olivier Barthélémy ... Bart (as Olivier Barthelemy)
Roxane Mesquida ... Eve
Nico Le Phat Tan Nico Le Phat Tan ... Thaï (as Nicolas Le Phat Tan)
Leïla Bekhti ... Yasmine
Ladj Ly ... Ladj
Julie-Marie Parmentier ... Jeanne
Gérald Thomassin Gérald Thomassin ... Maurice
Quentin Lasbazeilles Quentin Lasbazeilles ... Gilou
Guillaume Bacquet Guillaume Bacquet ... Bébert
Alexandre Borrel Alexandre Borrel ... Jérôme
Georgette Crochon Georgette Crochon ... Marie
François Levantal François Levantal ... Le pompiste / Le chirurgien
Monica Bellucci ... La belle vampiresse
Oxmo Puccino Oxmo Puccino ... Client boîte
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On Christmas Eve, in the Styxx Club in Paris, the troublemaker Bart and his scum friends, Thaï and Ladj, meet the bartender Yasmine and the customer Eve, and after a fight of Bart in the nightclub, Eve invites the group to go to her house in the country. While on the road near the cottage, they are introduced by Eve to the weird shepherd and housekeeper, Joseph, whose wife is pregnant. Joseph feels a sort of attraction for Bart, and during this Christmas night, Joseph discloses his real intentions. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 February 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Satan See more »

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Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sheitan also means devil in Arabic. See more »

Crazy Credits

A few seconds after the credits start, a subliminal pornographic frame is inserted. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Arrêt De Souffle
by Mai Lan
Producer, Lordfunk
© 2006 120 Films / La Chauve-Souris / Because Music
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A must-see ONLY if you're a die-hard Cassel fan.
8 September 2011 | by prettyhSee all my reviews

This is one of the more bizarre movies I've ever seen, and that's saying quite a bit. As the blurb tells us, a group of rough-and-tumble college kids are out clubbing on Christmas Eve when they're persuaded to spend the holiday at the country house of a pretty girl; after getting ejected for a bar fight, they all pile into a car and off they go. Horror movie tropes tell us this isn't going to end well, of course, which is what keeps us at least mildly interested.

I won't say much more about the plot, as it's fairly self-explanatory as you watch things unfold (although the writers/directors don't seem to worry too much about making things make sense to the viewers - there's no backstory or explanation about the strange, creepy fringe characters, but perhaps it's not necessary). Vincent Cassel is nearly unrecognizable as Joseph, the insane-right-off-the-bat gardener, especially compared to some of his more recent roles (I'm thinking his suave, sexy ballet master in "Black Swan," or his Russian gangster in "Eastern Promises," for example), and he really makes this movie all on his own. His strange obsession with Bart, one of the college boys, is quite disturbing to watch, especially once we find out what his true intentions really are. You can't help but perk up with interest, dread and morbid fascination every time Crazy Gardener Joseph is on screen.

All in all: Not a great movie by any stretch, but passable as a creepy horror film, and Cassel is THE reason to see it. If you're already a fan of his, put this in your rental queue. If you're not, this role may repulse you enough to never want to watch him in anything else!


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