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Inside (unrated) (2007)

Cast: Alysson Paradis, Béatrice Dalle, Nathalie Roussel, more...
Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Dimension Extreme
Genre: Foreign, Horror, Suspense/Thriller, Slashers, France
Running Time: 82 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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A pregnant widow awaiting her ride to the hospital must fight for her life against a mysterious woman who comes knocking on her door in directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury's daring tale of caesarian terror. It's been four months since Sarah (Alysson Paradis) was involved in the tragic car accident that claimed the life of her husband, yet somehow the couple's unborn child miraculously survived the jarring ordeal. Now it's Christmas Eve and Sarah is sitting alone in her suburban home, still grieving the loss of her beloved. Soon, Sarah's mother will arrive to drive her daughter to the hospital, where the doctors plan to induce labor. Out of nowhere, Sarah hears a knock at the door; on the other side is a stranger (Beatrice Dalle) who calmly asks to use Sarah's telephone. Immediately suspicious of the stranger's motivations, Sarah locks the door and quickly calls the police. Upon searching the grounds, the policemen find no trace of an intruder and Sarah cautiously bolts her doors once again. But unbeknownst to the expectant mother, this time she has unwillingly locked herself into a violent struggle for the one thing that matters most to her. Now, as the scissor-wielding psychopath attempts to forcefully claim the new life within Sarah, the jealous maternal battle is about to get bloody. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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Landmark Gore-Fest by talltale May 15, 2008 - 1:13 PM PDT
7 out of 7 members found this review helpful
I have not heard as much laughter from an movie theater audience (except during an actual comedy) as I did the day I saw INSIDE. Granted this was during an afternoon screening at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater during the FILM COMMENT SELECTS program, and the venue was peopled with mostly senior citizens (like myself) who clearly possessed a sense of humor. Really, what else could we make of a movie like this--that exists mainly to break barriers of blood, taste and acceptable carnage?

A slasher film first and last, "Inside" does offer one surprise toward the finale that will pull you up short. But after a moment of pondering, you'll realize that it, too, is merely an excuse for parading before the projector one of the nastiest movie experiences of all-time. And yes, I mean this as both praise and warning. While I don't doubt that horrible things happen to (somewhat) innocent people, they happen without the benefit of a movie camera peering from just the right angle to capture every tingling moment of pain, horror and spurting blood.

Still, a landmark of sorts has been achieved by "Inside." French filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury have managed to combine extreme suspense, mystery and terror with sheer butchery. Both gorehounds and genuine film fans will likely line up around the block for this straight-to-video release, and it is doubtful that many of them will finish the film disappointed. Yet, compared to something as chillingly effective as Marc Evans' "My Little Eye," this one comes up a mite short.

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Cannes Film Festival & More - 2007
Official Selection, Certain Regards... and more. Here is a bit more information on the films screened at the Cannes. I have attempted to list all the films that were considered for an award as well as any special screenings.
New French Extremity
Predominately films that would be classified as 'horror' with a few notable exceptions. Many films get lumped into this catagory because the director has made films considered "transgressive".

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