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Saint Ange (2004)

Director:
Pascal Laugier
COUNTRY
France
GENRE
Thriller
ALTERNATIVE TITLE
House of Voices
RUNNING TIME
98 minutes
Producer:
Christophe Gans
Richard Grandpierre
Vlad Paunescu
Screenwriter:
Pascal Laugier


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Anna Jurin Virginie Ledoyen
Judith Lou Doillon
Francard Catroina MacColl

 

Review

I wish non-English films would have the guts to make use of the language that comes most naturally to the actors involved. Saint Ange suffers greatly from the fact that the film seems stilted and the dialogue unnatural due to this. That is a shame, because the atmosphere, tempo and thematical richness of this film is intriguing. It is an open film, asking questions and inviting the viewer to discuss the answers. Some scenes are delicate, others revolting, but they are rarely devoid of substance. Unfortunately, it also becomes unfocused and tacky, due to some very unconvincing dialogue and uneven performances.

Copyright 9.6.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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