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Saint Ange

Pascal Laugier Franța, 2004

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film House of Voices

Pascal Laugier is one of my top horror-thriller directors of recent years, but his first film breaks my first act rule when watching movies. If a film doesn't stir my emotions in that amount of time (regardless if it's a slow or fast paced film) and gets me watching the clock and not caring much about what happens next, then my mind is often elsewhere and I'm just distracted while forcing myself to finish it.