For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
2.3
193 Ratings

Livid

Livide

France, 2011
Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis

Lucie, a young nurse, is training to work as an at-home caregiver for the comatose Mrs. Jessel. When Lucie hears a rumor that there’s treasure hidden somewhere in the old woman’s house, she enlists her friends, William and Ben, to investigate.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Livid Directed by Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo

What are people saying?

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Livid

    From the duo who created "Inside" a few years ago, this film was surprising. The graphic violence and gore was subdued and replaced with beautiful, moody atmosphere and ghostly characters. Although still violent, at times, it felt motivated and less about the shock value. It was a fantastic ghost story (plot holes and bizarre final moment aside). Gorgeously shot and skillfully designed as well.

  • Paolo Simeone's rating of the film Livid

    Belli i titoli di testa, peccato poi ci abbiano attaccato un film di merda dietro. A parte provare per l'ennesima volta che la saga di Silent Hill è l'influenza più palese negli horror degli ultimi 15 anni, non aggiunge davvero nulla essendo stato scritto dalle stesse scimmiette che fanno la manutenzione di google nel tempo libero.

  • Daniel Montiel's rating of the film Livid

    Disappointing effort from these guys. If you're gonna tackle the dark fairy tale genre, you should embrace it much more fully. That 45 min set up was just too long, and the stock slasher-movie characters are not necessary at all. I still consider this a respectable effort, with great atmosphere and a couple of good set pieces, and would like for Maury & Bustillo to try again something in this line. Only much better.

  • Fırat Ataç's rating of the film Livid

    There is so much unexplainable and random happening, lots of cool visual ideas that just don't make any sense and the lead characters act really dumb from the beginning on.

  • Mathias Palmberg's rating of the film Livid

    Truly disappointing effort from Maury & Bustillo. Despite this they should get some credit for trying something different this time round. The problem is that their efforts do not pay off. Sure, the production design is flawless as is the visual look, but the script and the acting lets the whole thing down. I really hope the directors learn from this failure and get back to the basics and what they do best.

  • Nick Schwab's rating of the film Livid

    If the gory spectacle of Inside took from multiple periods of Lucio Fulci, the directors' follow-up, Livid, takes instead from the horror fairy tales of Jean Rollin, without the sex. Livid's photography is so gorgeous, it's tantalizing. While the set pieces are also marvelous, they don't come until more than 50 minutes into the film, making Livid 1/3 scarily poetic and 2/3 pretty to look at but not much else.

  • yasdnil's rating of the film Livid

    My review of this isn't much different from those before me. You'd expect more from the directors of Inside. Very slow, choppy, and ultimately not very fulfilling. What a shame.

  • Sergio Santiago's rating of the film Livid

    The film is as broken as its protagonists, but still pretty effective and coherent with its own logic (in an Argento's sense). A good film, but not an instant classic as À l'intérieur was at first sight.