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Livid (2011)

Livide (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 7 December 2011 (France)
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The suggestion of a big treasure hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel's once renowned classical dance academy will become an irresistible lure to a fiendish trap for Lucie and her friends.

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Julien Maury (original scenario), Alexandre Bustillo (original scenario)
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A group of kids get an unexpected surprise when they break into an elderly woman's house on Halloween.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloé Coulloud Chloé Coulloud ... Lucie Klavel
Félix Moati Félix Moati ... William
Jérémy Kapone ... Ben
Catherine Jacob ... Catherine Wilson
Béatrice Dalle ... La mère de Lucie
Chloé Marcq Chloé Marcq ... Anna
Marie-Claude Pietragalla Marie-Claude Pietragalla ... Jessel
Loïc Berthézène Loïc Berthézène ... Pierre Klavel (as Loïc Berthezene)
Joël Cudennec Joël Cudennec ... André Marchal
Sabine Londault Sabine Londault ... Maddy
Serge Cabon Serge Cabon ... M. Kerrien, le père de William
Nathalie Presles Nathalie Presles ... La mère de Ben et William
Adèle Fousse Adèle Fousse ... Catherine Wilson adolescente
Roxanne Fillol Gonzalez Roxanne Fillol Gonzalez ... Ophélie
Kallia Charon Kallia Charon ... Danseuse 1
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"It's young Lucy's first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly possesses a treasure somewhere in the house, Lucy and friends William and Ben decide to search the house in the hope of finding it. At night, they get into the house, which reveals itself to be increasingly peculiar. Their hunt for Mrs Jessel's treasure leads them into a horrifying supernatural series of events that will change Lucy forever..." Written by http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/3881

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Taste the Darkness. See more »

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 December 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Livid See more »

Filming Locations:

Brittany, France See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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An American remake is currently in development. See more »

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When Lucie enters the house the first time, she lets the door wide open. On the next shot, the door behind her is half open. See more »

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Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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Tonight, Every Night
Written by Rurik Sallé
Performed by Rurik Sallé , Marie-Anne Favreau, Franck Barraud, Alexis Cotterau
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It's all in the eyes...
22 March 2014 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

Looking round a spooky old house inhabited by no-one but a comatose old lady for hidden treasure is usually not a good idea. Especially on Halloween. At the dead of night. This building is chock full of stuffed creatures, dusty relics and boarded up windows. But our three interlopers are desperate to get out of their dead-end lives, so in they go... and it turns out to be the worst mistake of their (soon to be cut short) young lives.

The best horror films always have a good atmosphere, and you can feel every creak of the floorboards and each goose-pimple developing as the intrepid trio do their rounds. There are no cheap, easy deaths here... each one is built up careful and slow, until the nasty denouement. And these are people who given *gasp* BACK STORIES and what they says sounds like it could come from the mouth of a person, rather than a simple lamb to the slaughter.

I'm not quite sure I understood all the plot details (even at the end) but what I can report is the execution is ingenious and genuinely disturbing. A horror with some semblance of originality, who'd have thunk it? Perhaps because it was made in France... away from the jaded genre prototypes of the USA. Coming soon: a remake, where they remove most of the chilling ambiance, and replace it with an unsubtle bloodbath, And a sassy robot. You know it's certain... 7/10


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