Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell, Julie Dreyfus / Fiction / English, Thai
A hallucinatory jungle horror, from the director of Calvaire (EIFF 2004).
Director: Fabrice Du Welz
Producer: Michael Gentile
Exec Producers: Jeremy Burdek, Nadia Khamlichi, Adrian Politowski
Scriptwriters: Oliver Blackburn, Fabrice Du Welz, David Greig
Editor: Colin Monie
DoP: Benoît Debie
Production Designer: Arin 'Aoi' Pinijvararak
Music: François Eudes
Cast: Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell, Julie Dreyfus
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#1 / Tuesday 23 June, 2009 / 00:59 GMTFor nutshell reviews, it would be hard to beat the "Apocalypse Don't Look Now" tag coined above. The dearth of narrative is offset by some great camera shots (Emmanuelle Beart almost chews the the reels up at her sultry, moody, pouting best) which make good use of the exotic scenery, and an atmospheric score that helps keep things ticking along nicely towards the remote Burmese rainforest 'ASBO theme park' finale. A welcoming tribe of feral sproglets dipped in chocolate and flour underline the moral of the tale - if you live on a housing estate anywhere near Cadbury's or Mother's Pride factories, beware 8-year olds with bamboo canes. Kept me engaged and curious throughout, although the limited plot is really quite, well, silly. 7/10.
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