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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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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Amer in Islam means a "Djin" who living among the people. Alameron is the plural of the name. See more »

Connections

References La polizia ha le mani legate (1975) See more »

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La coda dello scorpione - seq. 1
Written by Bruno Nicolai
Published by Gemelli Edizioni Musicali
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Would concur with the overbaked cake reference
23 February 2011 | by askmonrovilleSee all my reviews

I have to agree with jan_ulalume's review in that this may be avant-guard to those who have never seen such imagery, but to those who have (in essence) grown up on this stuff, it is more akin to a "giallo's best hits".

With the "camera looking through the clear lightbulb shot" from SUSPIRIA (along with the colored lights directed onto people and key subject areas), Fulci's preoccupation with eyes and nose bridges, even encompassing Bava and countless other Italian filmographers filmic visual ques (WHO SAW HER DIE's funeral veil POV), like the former reviewer states it becomes over-saturation of style to the point of becoming ridiculous.

I will say that the first segment with the little girl is the best, simply due to the fact that there seems to be more of a coherent story that one can follow compared to the other two segments, which focus primarily on visuals alluding to some set of visual metaphors (even Zalman King wouldn't go this far), not to mention that the last segment's "twist" is (regardless of how predictable it may be to those familiar with these things) isn't built up very well at all.

Regardless, I would still suggest it (at least the blu-ray, as the clarity may help the viewing experience a bit) at least just to take it in. Maybe with some editing and some more giallo music (as the second and third acts are nearly music-less, which hurts those sections quite a bit for me) the movie could come across better...


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