The Night of the Hunted

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  • NR
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.5  (2,092)

The Night of the Hunted is a French horror film from 1980 directed by Jean Rollin, featuring actresses Brigitte Lahaie and Dominique Journet, and actor Alain Duclos in leading roles. The movie tells the story of a young woman named Elisabeth who wakes up in the middle of the woods near a deserted highway with no recollection of who she is or how she got there. As she wanders around searching for answers, she meets a man named Thomas who offers to help her.

Together they embark on a journey to uncover the truth about Elisabeth's past, but as they delve deeper, they realize that things are not what they seem. They encounter a group of people who suffer from a mysterious memory loss, similar to Elisabeth’s, and who are being held against their will in a secluded mansion by a group of scientists. As Elisabeth and Thomas try to free themselves and the other captives, they must face a series of challenges including a violent confrontation with their captors.

The plot of the movie is complex and raises philosophical questions about the nature of memory and identity. It explores how our perception of reality is shaped by our memories, and how our identity is intertwined with our recollections. The film raises the question of what it means to be human and the role memory plays in our sense of self. The movie portrays these ideas with surreal and dreamlike visuals, creating a haunting atmosphere that lingers with the viewer long after the credits roll.

The acting in the film is solid, with Brigitte Lahaie delivering a nuanced performance as the amnesiac Elizabeth, conveying both confusion and vulnerability. Alain Duclos is also great in his role as Thomas, a conflicted character with his own secrets to uncover. Dominique Journet shines as the enigmatic woman in charge of the captive’s fate.

The cinematography is excellent, showcasing the beautiful French countryside and the eerie mansion where most of the action takes place. The soundtrack is haunting, using a mix of electronic and orchestral music to create a sense of unease.

Overall, The Night of the Hunted is an engaging and thought-provoking movie that deserves more attention. It is a rare combination of horror, sci-fi, and drama that manages to deliver both thrills and substance. It is not for everyone, as it requires a certain level of attention and patience to fully understand its themes and message. However, for those who appreciate intelligent horror and are willing to put in the effort, it is a must-see.

The Night of the Hunted is a 1980 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

The Night of the Hunted
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    5.5  (2,092)