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Amer (2009)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 3 March 2010 (France)
As a young girl Ana was a rebellious child. She was also tormented by images of death and a shadowy, ominous figure in black. Now an adult, she is once again tormented by shadowy, other-worldly forms.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cassandra Forêt Cassandra Forêt ... Ana enfant
Charlotte Eugène Guibeaud ... Ana adolescente (as Charlotte Eugène Guibbaud)
Marie Bos ... Ana adulte
Biancamaria D'Amato ... La mère (as Bianca Maria D'Amato)
Harry Cleven Harry Cleven ... Le taximan
Jean-Michel Vovk Jean-Michel Vovk ... Le père
Bernard Marbaix Bernard Marbaix ... La grand-père mort
Thomas Bonzani Thomas Bonzani ... Nono, l'adolescent
François Cognard François Cognard ... La silhouette
Delphine Brual Delphine Brual ... Graziella
Jean Secq Jean Secq ... L'épicier
Béatrice Butler Béatrice Butler ... L'épicière
Charles Forzani Charles Forzani ... L'agriculteur / L'homme à la voiture rouge
Benjamin Guyot Benjamin Guyot ... Éboueur
Yves Fostier Yves Fostier ... Ëboueur
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Storyline

Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana's life. Her carnal search sways between reality and colored fantasies becoming more and more oppressive. A black laced hand prevents her from screaming. The wind lifts her dress and caresses her thighs. A razor blade brushes her skin, where will this chaotic and carnivorous journey leave her? Written by Coach14

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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 March 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amer See more »

Filming Locations:

Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Quentin Tarantino singled out this film as one of his favorite films of 2010. See more »

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References Suspiria (1977) See more »

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La polizia ha le mani legate
Written by Stelvio Cipriani
Published by Cinevox Records/Grandi Firme della Canzone
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Outstanding exercise in modern giallo....and so much more too!
16 August 2011 | by suspiria56See all my reviews

Cinema can be a powerful thing to behold. Not only as a means in which to express whatever saga it may desire, but also to provoke feeling and thought in its viewer. Much has been made, certainly in academic terms, of what the audience perceives through cinema, and this unique and astounding Belgian gem conveys this like no other piece of film in a long time. The triptych story, following the life of Ana through her childhood, her coming-of age adolescence, and her eventual becoming as a 'woman, is clearly focused on using cinema as a medium in its purest form. Dialogue is sparse, images are vivid, the editing poignant, not a shot goes by without meaning. As a reference point, we can cite the giallo movement as an immediate connection, yet AMER is so much more than a mere homage. Recalling the great works of Franju, Bava, and Robert Weines' 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari', to name but a few, modern menace and eroticism is also adopted here to startling effect. A lot has been expressed in terms of a lack of narrative as a main cause for concern. For this viewer it is the complete opposite, in that we are made to feel the fear, the sexuality, the loss, of our vulnerable protagonist, not too dissimilar to Jires' Valerie. A film to experience, interact with, rather than simply allow. Enter and take pleasure in the real power of this medium. Unfortunately all too rare in modern cinema.


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