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France, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Nightshift)

Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury


“Say hello to the motherf**king anti-Juno.” - Village Voice

Starring a menacing and unrelentingly psychotic Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) as the foetus-obsessed ‘femme', Inside is a powerful experiment in extreme, sadistic filmmaking that blows genre conventions through the roof.

Recently widowed Sarah is on the eve of giving birth, home and alone, until an intruder intent on killing her and filleting the unborn baby from her womb pays a surprise visit. This simple premise sets the scene for a blood-sodden, arterial-spraying scramble that will send the pulses of even the most hardened horror fan racing; it's as gruesome as it is terrifying.

“As someone who's seen hundreds of horror movies from every corner of the globe - I'm convinced [Inside] is some sort of maniacal mini-masterpiece.” - Cinematical

Warning: Contains scenes that will offend

D Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo P Verane Frediani S Alexandre Bustillo Dist Roadshow Entertainment L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/85mins

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