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Children's Play (2001)

Un jeu d'enfants (original title)
Content with two children in an upper class French marriage, a woman finds herself faced with visions of rape, violence and the supernatural. Her husband, a successful businessman also ... See full summary »

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Laurent Tuel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Marianne Fauvel
Charles Berling ... Jacques Fauvel
Ludivine Sagnier ... Daphnée
Camille Vatel Camille Vatel ... Aude Fauvel
Alexandre Bongibault Alexandre Bongibault ... Julien Fauvel
Aurélien Recoing ... Inspecteur Mayens
Manuela Gourary Manuela Gourary ... Madame Worms
Pierre Julien Pierre Julien ... Monsieur Worms
Idwig Stephane Idwig Stephane ... Le Patron
Jean-Claude Perrin Jean-Claude Perrin ... L'Archiviste
Gérard Dauzat Gérard Dauzat ... L'Ophtalmo
Daniel Isoppo Daniel Isoppo ... Le Médecin (as Daniel Issopo)
Ahmed Guedayia Ahmed Guedayia ... Le Livreur
Hervé Colombel Hervé Colombel ... Réparateur 1 (as Hervé 'Axel' Colombel)
Martin Amic Martin Amic ... Réparateur 2
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Content with two children in an upper class French marriage, a woman finds herself faced with visions of rape, violence and the supernatural. Her husband, a successful businessman also starts experiencing hallucinations in which he often ends up physically hurt. Their babysitter hangs herself and the children begin acting strangely, their sadistic behavior arousing suspicion. It becomes apparent that the children's bodies have been possessed/inhabited by two dirty, old people. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

20 June 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Child's Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,230
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Boring
2 June 2003 | by jhs39See all my reviews

Dull French horror movie about a frazzled mom who believes that her two small children plan to harm her and her increasingly short-fused husband. Early scenes with children playing a secret game that the mother is to be excluded from, for now, are promising and remind of the chilling Ray Bradbury story Zero Hour. Unfortunately, the movie never goes anywhere interesting from there and the filmmakers leave the audience with many more questions than answers: What exactly are the spirits of the old brother and sister trying to accomplish and why? If they died as children why do they appear as old people? How exactly did they manage to make one of the characters commit suicide? This movie is a complete dud. If you like evil children movies you would be much better off watching The Innocents (which this also recalls in its early scenes) or the Spanish flick Who Could Kill A Child.


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