92 MIN / 2004 / BELGIUM / FRENCH / HORROR, NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY
A traveling entertainer falls victim to a dangerously unhinged innkeeper determined to keep him captive.
Director: Fabrice du Welz
Screenwriter: Romain Protat, Fabrice du Welz
Producer:Michael Gentile, Eddy Géradon-Luyckx, Vincent Tavier
Cast: Laurent Lucas, Jackie Berroyer, Philippe Nahon, Brigitte Lahaie
Festivals: Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam
"A brilliant black comic nightmare"
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"A surrealist fairy tale bringing gothic glee to its meditations on performance and passion."