As they arrive at the girl's home on the country, they run into the goatherd who lives there and guards the ranch: Joseph played or rather embodied by Cassel , who is a little odd and not just physically. I definitely feel like this movie put me through a roller-coaster and while I was leaving the park, it came out of nowhere and kicked me in the balls. It doesn't take too long for all hell to break loose - perhaps literally, 'Sheitan' being the Persian word for Satan. Problem: there's 2 girls for the 3 guys. Arguments between the Christians, Muslims and atheists over dinner give Joseph the opening he needs to get the subject onto his favourite topic, while the give-away tip-offs in the name of his dog, the Chucky-like preparations of his pregnant nutter wife, and his getting all protective over basilisks should give an inkling of what might be to come. This is Chapeion's first feature film, but his debut short also used Cassel and Bartelemy, and he knows how to use them to best effect; he certainly does here. Seriously, some of it is so absurd and it feels totally original.
If this truly was the director's intention than I think that he is asking too much of the viewer. Great acting for a horror movie, including a superb performance by Vincent Cassell who proves he's as good as he is in front of the camera as he is behind it, a breathtaking performance by Roxane Mesquida and a blink and you'll miss it cameo by Monica Bellucci. But it tries to be. If you have anything against anyone, forgive, because your father who sits in Heaven forgives your transgressions, and if you cannot forgive, neither will the Almighty. The directing was straight from 8th grade video production class with Mr. In any case, Sheitan and Calvaire, the film I will spend most of this review comparing with it has a weirdness about it I'm not sure I've seen since Deliverance. Much like the character Thai, this movie blocks you on multiple fronts.
Well, if you still are in doubt tell me if you can easily recollect any recent American movie with so much full frontal male nudity, with the goat's milking scene and so terrifying horror scenes? Events become hilariously odd as Joseph's playful bantering becomes ever more uncomfortable and boundaries are crossed. Both movies were lengthy and took too long to develop. His overweight wife is about to give birth at 12 midnight. I'm not kidding you, this movie lasts only 80 minutes a sign of pity from the makers maybe? Instead, they cater to the uneducated primitive loser. It becomes progressively more evident to our protagonists that the party is over, but leaving has become harder than they expected. The plot then degenerates into chaos and oblivion as the young 'uns clash with the local community and their devil-worshipping farmer friend.
Albeit rather easy in a non complex character, it is good, as always. If you're not, this role may repulse you enough to never want to watch him in anything else! The father of the girl was a dollmaker of course so you have the obligatory room filled with dolls, doll parts, dismembered dolls, weird looking dolls, and some strange doll-making instruments one of which is this large corkscrew-shaped knife, which you just know will make an appearance later in the movie. What he got was a complete failure, a mess without plot, without actors, without ideas, without consistence. There's nothing satisfying about this film; in fact, I was sorely disappointed that our hapless young'uns aren't slaughtered in outlandishly gruesome ways given that all three male protagonists are reprehensible twits. The first twenty minutes or so I thought I was in a French remake of Stereo Future, minus the oxygen high. Usually, the less you see, the best it is.
The promise of a wonderful climax that never comes and the failure to offer some nice entertainment make this a movie to be missed. So kudos to you Mr Chapiron. The characters who are very important are not likable at all. My rating 8 out of 10. I liked this refreshing movie, in spite of the non-clear screenplay, but I do not dare to recommend it except for specific audiences. The film revolves mostly around three men, who after a night of partying at the local discotheque, meet up with a young girl named Eve. I continue my adventures in French inspired movies, by seeing this French Movie.
An unease setting in straight from the start, for no apparent reason, persistent, building one touch at a time, served by nervous and sometimes inventive editing effects, unashamedly using everything that would serve anyone a good old cup of gut-wrenching sickness to get that uneasiness going to build towards an truly unsettling ending that reminds the viewer of the best classics of the genre, served by the unusual ease of the first time actors, the strongly convincing performance of Vincent Cassel and the reliance on actors, story, moods and editing rather than gore, guts and special effect shots. Please, I want to know why??? They meet up with Eve, a mysterious woman who invites them back to her home in the country to continue the party. The events depicted in the film could well be a nightmare being experienced by that same unlucky youngster after being beaten up at the discotheque or the would-be Satanic rituals revolving around the birth of Cassel's child might really be happening — but, frankly, one never cares enough about any of the characters to spend much time afterwards on sorting it all out. They meet these 3 girls at the club. Inbred, decadent farmers possess the same strength as the Incredible Hulk. It is obvious that if Cassel were not in this film, it would be much less watchable.
I think that the try was to contrast youth from the suburbs and from the country as if people living in the countryside are all retarded and that incest is a sport. It is one of the funniest horror films I have ever seen. Cassel obviously owns his role and this movie and while he is not known as a comedic actor, this is a strength in his ability to pull off both sinister and hilarious simultaneously. Eventually, people start dying as Joseph goes completely nuts. The french people expected so much of it and it was very disappointing.
Suggesting that Maria is his sister. It's a picture I knew nothing about before arriving in Amsterdam for the Fantastic Film Festival and spotting it in the catalogue: the presence in the cast of Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci caught my eye, but I went in fearing the worst - anticipated a flashily hollow exercise in exploitational style a la Jan Kounen's dire Dobermann Kounen is, as it turns out, thanked in the end credits , reckoned I might well exit after 30 minutes if it didn't grab my attention. I went in to it thinking it would be a horror, and even though the beginning of the movie does fall in line with that and there are horror elements that pop out from time to time in the movie I'd say it's first and foremost a drama. The cinematography is pretty straight forward and typical, although the opening features some Mtv inspired, fast paced camera work, but the film still works well regardless of these two-weaknesses. 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. As part of the emerging French group Kourtajme', Chapiron has greatly learned from some of his more famous contemporaries, namely Cassel.