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France, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Full Moon Fever)

Director: David Moreau, Xavier Fen


“For those who like their frights highly polished and fuss-free - this is as professional and effective as minimal horror gets.” - BBC Filmmakers David Moreau and Xavier Palud make their feature debut with a no-frills - high on terror, low on blood spillage - tension builder that draws one long bow of suspense and milks it for all it's worth. Hitting its stride in the opening scene, Ils takes us to the countryside of Bucharest where a couple seemingly hole up alone only to discover they have company of the hostile kind. Playing out from a certain point in, more or less, real-time, the film crescendos to a chilling climax. “Effective in an unambitious way, it gives a new meaning to ‘Boys in the Hood'.” - The Guardian

D/S David Moreau, Xavier Palud P Richard Grandpierre WS Studio Canal L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/70mins

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