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Plot: In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, .. Runtime: 98 mins Release Date: 23 Jun 2004
the best ghost story I've seen in years (by paintedsnarl)
I can only conclude that most of the bad reviews here have been obsessively written by the same person, who must have some bizarre reason for loathing the director of this movie.Put simply, Saint Ange is the best ghost story I've seen in years. Forget about the intellectual cleverness of The Sixth Sense or the in-your-face histrionics of The Shining, here's a movie that shows what ghost stories should be all about: restrained, ambiguous, enigmatic. The performances were uniformly excellent; the direction and cinematography superb. I think the only movie ghost story I've ever seen <more>
that could stand beside it is The Innocents 1961 .In short: Golly!
OK would anyone please explain this to me: why do you think this movie is S***?*spoilers ahead*OK first of all to my opinion there is a storyline to this movie and all you need to do is just think.. it's not a kind of movie that everything is explained.. the girl, Anna, is a lower class worker who worked for a different house probably also as cleaner, this is explained when she's on the bed and the older woman sees the scars on her back.this place is for children who don't have parents.. i think that the "scary children" were children who just died there because of <more>
neglect ion and that part of the house was shut down with the mirror because bad things happened there, the only child that survived was that weird anorexic girl.the actress i think acted good, the character is quiet and melancholic so she doesn't speak a lot.. i think that most people were disappointed because they expected a scary movie and instead they got a mystery.. the end was about that the children wanted a mother, so she died and joined them, and about a previous comment... she wasn't found on the main floor, she was found where she got into labor.. it just looked dirty but exactly the same.now as she joined them they'll have a mother and there will be peace around the house.it's not a Hollywood film.. i didn't like "kill bill" i found it like child's play and i really didn't like "saw" it was too silly.. i liked the fact that i had to think about "what it means" all the time, i loved this movie and i really don't understand why people found it boring, because it doesn't have bullet time it doesn't mean it's S***.
I just finished watching the movie and was so impressed with it I immediately felt compelled to find out more about it...I am very very surprised by the very many bad reviews it got...I think this movie deserves a much better rating too, so I felt compelled to leave one myself.To me the movie carried an atmosphere that kept me on the edge of my seat at all times, and it was photographically near perfection...Like some of the other comments here it also reminded me of "The devil's backbone", which I also consider brilliant.I loved the final and very original twist to the story <more>
and have never ever seen remotely like it. It was surprising and incredibly weird but good! The epilogue to me was the icing on the cake...Why do people not understand this movie? Highly recommended to those with an open mind...
One of the BEST suspense movies you will see. (by ringme)
This movie is a well made suspense flick it will keep you on the edge until the end, this film is well made and beautifully directed, photographic scenes are superb and angles of the camera work are impressive, highly recommended, suspense at his best. I greatly enjoyed this film for its atmosphere and climatic ending. Yes, I do wish that it had been more explanatory, but the final scene has already burned itself into my brain I loved the slow, languid pace that it moves at. It has a very deliberate movement through what plot we get. The cinematography is fantastic. So many shots are <more>
absolutely gorgeous to look at. The direction, by Pascal Laugier, is superb. The acting is very good, Virginie Ledoyen is lovely as our star, Anna. She does a good job at trying to ground her character in the reality of the unreal situation. Lou Doillon is Judith and brings a nice crazy aura to the unbalanced orphan. Rounding out our main cast is Dorina Lazar is Helenka, who may hold the key to everything. We get small snips of dialog about Anna's past, about the kids, but nothing to really define her past, or to give any real insight into what happened there. Why is this mystery a mystery? What is being hidden and from whom? Why did Anna end up at this remote facility? The questions go on and on. 9 of 10 Judge it by yourself. Be prepared to be on the edge all the time. Won't let you down, it did not to me, anyway.
Brilliantly produced, cleverly designed (by God-12)
I'm not usually keen on horror films which have hints of the supernatural. However this has so much style and elegance that I can't but delight in it.Yes, it is a horror film, so, yes, it follows some of the conventions. However, it is so much above most of the rubbish that it is a real gem. This is one worth watching again, and probably again.Naturally, if you can't cope without being spoon-fed mawkish pap, then this is not for you.It leaves some nice resonances afterwards to think about.The atmosphere is deeply absorbing.
I have a different opinion than the majority (by evillives)
Well apparently my opinion differs from the majority.Of course I missed the first hour, but I had to finish it. I found the movie very spooky, and enjoyed it a lot. You could tell where it was going, but that happens with every movie I watch, so I didn't let it dissuade me.St. Ange is very high on my 'Movies to see' list.The way they ended the film was in my opinion great.Not a big horror movie fan myself because they haven't made good horror movies in years. Technology and special fx have gotten in the way of a good plot.
Deserves a much higher score than it got here!!!! (by The_Dead_See)
I'm confused as to why this movie has been rated so low by other users. The only conclusion I can draw is that these voters have probably become too accustomed to the current batch of brainless American ghost stories such as the second rate Ringu remakes, or the abysmal 'White Noise' style junk. Whatever the reason, I thought I ought to provide a counterbalancing verdict because this film deserves it.Saint Ange isn't a perfect film. It's not even a great one in fact... but it *is* creepy. And more impressively - a lot of its creepiest moments occur in broad daylight. It <more>
breaks many of the clichés of current horror, and it tells a story that is both disturbing and moving at the same time. It reminded me of the good old ghost movies like the haunting and the changeling. The directing, cinematography, acting and music are all exceptional. The only true problem I see is that the script can be interpreted in many ways... It doesn't explain itself with crystal clarity... but what is wrong with that? People loved Donnie Darko for exactly the same reason! All said and done, if you want a quality ghost story that offers a welcome break to the generally dire clutch of US horror on offer at the moment then this is a good one.
There have been some very good genre movies from France over the last few years. Brotherhood of the Wolf, Crimson Rivers and Haute Tension/Switchblade Romance are three I can think of.I was impressed enough with Saint Ange to add it to this list. Virginie Ledoyen plays a girl who arrives at a just vacated boarding school to work as a caretaker. She is joined at the school by two other women, a slightly disturbed former pupil and the cook. Of course this being a horror film strange things begin to happen around the house prompting Virginie to try to find out the history of the house and <more>
discover its secrets.This is a film that relies a lot on creating a spooky atmosphere and I think it manages to do this very well. The director, for a first time film-maker does a great job of slowly increasing the tension. The film is shot in widescreen which makes it great to look at and brings across the big house almost as another character in the film.There have been a lot of negative comments about this film which surprised me at first. However after thinking about it I would imagine the reason a lot of people don't like the film is because it does not offer any easy answers. The events in the film can be read on a few different levels and it's fair to say that it's not a film that you switch your brain off on the way in. I was also impressed with the ending, surprisingly emotional for this hardened cinema go-er!I saw this film as part of the Dublin French Film festival and was surprised to see it was in English. Virginie Ledoyen who took part in a Q&A after the film said that they filmed the speaking scenes twice, once in French and once in English. This was because she said tongue in cheek?! the Americans don't like to read subtitles!I would recommend this film, not to fans of gory horror, but to somebody who is looking for a more subtle movie.
I too am stunned by the collection of negative reviews here. Do those throwing tomatoes at "Saint Ange" have flicks like "Child's Play VII" or "Halloween XII" on their top ten lists? It would explain a lot. One wonders Needless to say, the film is marvelous in numerous respects, many of them already mentioned: The photography is precise, the music is graceful and heavy-hearted, the acting is superb. Most importantly, the characters are smartly drawn against stereotypes; in fact, the most gut-wrenching aspect of this film is Anna herself.Anna is abused and <more>
impregnated against her will; she is the character we are SUPPOSED to sympathize and identify with. She is downtrodden, used up and cast out of society and cast into isolation . This is the character we are supposed to root for, for God's sake. Anna is the underdog who we hope will escape harm and perhaps even flourish somehow.But this is a French film. OK, that's not fair, but the film isn't easy, folks. Ultimately, Anna is the one who does evil, in a way; she is the one who has lost her mind and is incredibly manipulative. She is the one who drowns innocent kittens because they remind her of the unwanted baby growing inside hera baby that she despises so much she punches herself forcefully in the gut to be rid of it. She loses her life, possibly unredeemed, and the life of her baby in the end.People who want predictability from their films take this sort of character-turn and think the film is betraying their trust. They don't like it.Indeed, this movie turns most of its characters upside down. Take Helenka, the cook. She is ultimately the very caring, matronly figure we should like. She wants to care for Anna; she wants to listen. She doesn't make Anna curtsy or wear a uniform. She keeps saying to Anna, "Relax, relax. If you want to smoke, then smoke." Yet, from Anna's twisted perspective, Helenka takes on a horrific countenance, and she believes she hears Helenka admit to killing children at the orphanage because of overcrowding. Terrible!Yet, in the end, Helenka is completely wrecked by the tragic death of Anna. She is deeply saddened, and it is clear that she really does care for the girls and wants the best for them. She is not evil; but Anna almost had me believing she was! But again, people like predictability from their films. They don't want characters who change from evil to good and back again. Like in reality. People don't like reality, I gather.And here's my theory: It is precisely because this movie turns its characters upside down that some people seem to dislike it so. Face it, people like Hollywood films that serve up the predictable, hot and juicy full of jump scares with big crashing soundtracks. We don't want to see unendurable pain ending in miseryle fin. Yes, maybe Anna does eventually learn to "love" her baby as some of final "nursing" shots seem to suggestbut she's dead at that point!! Dead!! That's not a Happy Meal kinda movie. That's the kind of movie I like. Anna, the character we are supposed to identify with, ends up losing her mind through her self-torment and kills herself and her baby. What a great, sad, spooky story! Gotta love it.