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Sombre
     

Sombre

Director: Philippe Grandrieux,

Cast: Marc Barbé, Elina Löwensohn, Geraldine Voillat

 
Former video installation artist Philippe Grandieux made his feature directorial debut with this French psychological thriller that probes the mind of a serial killer. A hand-held camera follows murderer Jean (Marc Barbe) as he strangles French women while driving about France. When Claire (Elina Lowensohn) has a roadside car breakdown, she and her sister Christine

Overview

Former video installation artist Philippe Grandieux made his feature directorial debut with this French psychological thriller that probes the mind of a serial killer. A hand-held camera follows murderer Jean (Marc Barbe) as he strangles French women while driving about France. When Claire (Elina Lowensohn) has a roadside car breakdown, she and her sister Christine (Geraldine Voillat) get a lift from the demented Jean, who later attacks Christine while she's at a lake for a swim. Back at the hotel, he menaces both sisters. Claire succeeds in extricating Christine, who leaves on a train for Paris -- while Claire makes the mistake of sticking around in order to "help" the crazed Jean. Shown in competition at the 1998 Locarno Film Festival where it provoked controversy and an official statement: "Half of the jury would like to call attention to Sombre. Our jury split between those who were morally offended by the film and those who saw a purpose in its darkness, and in the strength of its mise-en-scene and images."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2007
UPC:
0741952309598
Original Release:
1998
Source:
Koch Lorber Films
Time:
1:51:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marc Barbé Jean
Elina Löwensohn Claire
Geraldine Voillat Christine

Technical Credits
Philippe Grandrieux Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Olivier Coulhon Asst. Director
Ann Dunsford-Varenne Costumes/Costume Designer
Sophie Fillières Screenwriter
Gerbaux Art Director
Ludovic Henault Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Hodgson Screenwriter
Olivier Dô Húu Sound/Sound Designer
Catherine Jacques Producer
Sabine Lancelin Cinematographer
Mathilde Muyard Sound/Sound Designer
Francoise Tourmen Editor
Alan Vega Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sombre
1. Through Darkness [10:59]
2. Wolf at the Window [1:25]
3. Brief Tour [8:49]
4. Offering a Ride [4:03]
5. Garden Party [:28]
6. Night Swim [5:23]
7. Fear of Water [8:59]
8. Dangerous Tryst [4:02]
9. "It Made Me Cry" [9:43]
10. Confessions [1:45]
11. "Once Love Is Lost..." [10:52]
12. End Credits [14:35]

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