The only reason I rented this French movie was it said it was from the director of “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, one of my favorite films of all time. However, director Christophe Gans did not direct this movie, Pascal Laugier did, and he directed the TV version. I was like “dammit!” I just got bamboozled. I was glad though that I did rent this top-notch French thriller. I had no idea what I was in for as I sat glued to the edge of my seat wondering ” WTF is going to happen next?”
This is the story of a girl Lucie (Meylene Jampanoi) who escapes some warehouse where she had been held captive and tortured. She goes to some psyche hospital and meets Anna (Morjana Alaoui). They become best friends for life. Good thing too because Lucie has some definite issues and has vowed revenge on the people who have done this to her. The discovery they both make is too gruesome and mind-blowing to comprehend.
I went into this movie not knowing what to expect, and I was blown away. This is a great thriller, it will have you jumping, and gripping your pillow throughout the film. Yes it does have lots of shocking and gory scenes, so fair warning. But the way the movie moves along with Lucie’s character, you are like WTF! She is batshit nuts, but Anna loyally stays with her. It keeps you guessing what really happened to screw up Lucie that much. But like you do, Anna does too come to realization that, yep Lucie is crazier than I thought. My only knock on this was, why doesn’t Anna just freakin leave, she had numerous opportunities. Oh well, I guess she cared too much.
Then with Laugier’s direction the movie takes a drastic and unexpected turn, leads you down a path of utter darkness and suffering that you can’t peel your eyes from. I won’t say anymore you will have to see for yourself. It is a French movie so you can watch it dubbed or with English subtitles. Either way this is one creepy thriller that will shock you and have you on edge.
I give this movie 4 Beers!