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Them (2006)

Ils (original title)
Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia Bonamy ... Clémentine
Michaël Cohen ... Lucas
Adriana Mocca Adriana Mocca ... Ilona (as Adriana Moca)
Maria Roman Maria Roman ... Sanda
Camelia Maxim Camelia Maxim ... Maria
Alexandru Boghiu Alexandru Boghiu ... L'enfant
Emanuel Stefanuc Emanuel Stefanuc ... Adolescent n°1
Horia Ioan Horia Ioan ... Adolescent n°2
Stefan Cornic Stefan Cornic ... Adolescent n°3
George Iulian George Iulian ... Adolescent n°4
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Storyline

Clémentine, a teacher in a French School in Bucharest, lives with her husband, Lucas, in a remote real estate in Snagov. During the night, Clémentine is woken by weird noises outside their house, and Lucas sees their car being stolen. The lights are turned off, the phones are disconnected and they see that they are no longer alone. When weird lights appear outside, they hide in the cellar and try to ask for help from what could be a dreadful night of pure terror... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

The film that terrified Europe has come to America See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and terror | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | Romania

Language:

French | Romanian

Release Date:

19 July 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Them See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,025, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$50,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,405,885
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 30 days. See more »

Goofs

When "They" (of "Them") first ring the house the telephone ringer is the classic European electronic bell signal from the last thirty years or so. However when Clem answers the phone the device clangs like an analogue phone would have sounded from the phones of 70 years before that. Then again, when she puts the receiver down, it clangs again like an antique phone. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Child: We just want to play! Why won't you ley us? Let us! Will you let us?
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Connections

Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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Tense as hell...
9 December 2006 | by MrVibratingSee all my reviews

...but in the end you realize this is something you'll only watch once or perhaps twice. It's a perfect cinema experience however.

The sound work works really well in a theater. There is clearly a very eager and talented sound designer and editor responsible for creating most of the tension. Every single creak and footstep is perfectly placed for the best scares. The plot is the "weakest" part, but it's nothing you'll care about. The best thing is that it mercifully steers clear of all "jump" scenes we know and hate from American scary movies.

After the first act, lightning starts to come in more and more and almost replaces sound as the tension-maker. This is also done extremely well. Actually, this is probably one of the most well- made horror movies in a long time. Everything plays out perfectly; lightning, sound, camera-work(modern, but not annoyingly so) editing and cinematography.

Definitely worth watching for the technical aspects alone, but more so for the tension and the scares.


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