Calvaire

2004

Horror /

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IMDb Rating 6.2

Synopsis


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1.62G
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88 min
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88 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by armandcbris 8

Saw this film as part of the Gala Opening for the Cinemuerte Horror Film Festival in Vancouver recently. I kinda knew what to expect from reading a description of the film before going in, but it still was quite the cinematic experience.<br/><br/>Suffice it to say, I&#39;d be hard-pressed to recommend this film to anyone in my particular circle of friends (well, maybe a few), but the film had me mesmerized, and since I do enjoy dark cinema, I&#39;d have to say I certainly enjoyed it for what it was. There were images and scenes in the film that stayed with me after, and it certainly had a noticeable effect on the audience attending. Some liked it. Some hated it. Some didn&#39;t enjoy the &quot;pig squealing&quot;...like one girl in the audience noted after the film had ended. (you&#39;ll understand more towards the latter-half of the film) Elements of &quot;Deliverance&quot;, &quot;Southern Comfort&quot;, &quot;Texas Chainsaw Massacre&quot; are all here, with more dark humour involved. Dark, very dark humour.<br/><br/>The cinematography was incredible. You&#39;ve never seen the wilderness shot to look so menacing, yet maintaining a strange, dread-filled beauty. And yet it also seems endless, as if civilization is nowhere near where the events in the film take place. I unconsciously wrapped my arms around myself during the movie, from both the tension in the film, and from feeling I myself was out there in the chill of the woods.<br/><br/>I won&#39;t go into the plot-line, since a few others already have, but this film gives good credence to making sure that if you go driving in the country, your engine has had a recent tune-up, and you&#39;ve got plenty of gas in the tank. AND to make sure you&#39;re cautious about the seeming kindness of strangers...

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Reviewed by The_Void 7

Belgium might not be one of the world&#39;s premier film-making nations, but they sure know how to make a good bizarre exploitation flick with the power to get under your skin! Calvaire might not be a film to please the mainstream horror fan, but for those like me who are into the darker, more extreme side of cinema; this film is a treat indeed. Director Fabrice Du Welz has packed his film with a plethora of bizarre sexual acts; which is best illustrated by the fact that the hinted bestiality isn&#39;t all that shocking in comparison to some of the other character&#39;s delights. The film works from a very simple premise that has been seen in many other films, but it&#39;s what comes after that is important. We centre on Marc Stevens; a singer that is unfortunate enough to break down in the middle of a forest during winter. He takes up residence in a near-by farm house owned by a slightly odd old man, who apparently used to have a comedy act. What Marc doesn&#39;t bank on is the insanity of his host, which comes out in the form of an ordeal in which Marc is tortured, beaten and humiliated in just about the strangest ways possible...<br/><br/>The biggest standout of this production is director Fabrice Du Welz, who gives the film credibility in spite of its subject matter with some inventive usage of the camera which succeeds both in creating a dark and ominous atmosphere, as well as generating a surreal tidal wave of disorientation. The way that the camera swirls round the deranged characters at a &#39;family&#39; scene, for example, helps to give the film a nasty tint that excellently compliments the subject material. It has to be said that, at times, the bizarre sexual practices get a little out of hand, and it&#39;s hard to really take seriously; although in a way this helps to further implement the stark and surreal atmosphere, which in turn helps the film to achieve its aim of shocking its audience. The acting isn&#39;t a strong point, however, as some of the central performances are more than a little flat; although this isn&#39;t a massive problem as exploitation cinema has never been known for great performances, and the set of actors do succeed in getting the film&#39;s point across. Overall, this is certainly one of the weirdest films to be released in the last few years and comes highly recommended to fans of cult cinema!

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Reviewed by Coventry 7

&quot;Calvaire&quot;, a.k.a &quot;The Ordeal&quot; is mainly a Belgian production and ? being a Belgian myself ? I&#39;m rather proud of that, although it also once again illustrates that the only cult and controversial horror films coming from this country pretty much all revolve on sexually perverted characters! &quot;Lucker&quot; served us the diary of a necrophiliac and the ultra-rare film &quot;Vase de Noces&quot; (which I haven&#39;t seen yet) handles about the sexual relationship between a farmer and his pig. At several points in the film, &quot;Calvaire&quot; hints at bestiality as well and the least you can say about all the characters, even the unimportant ones, is that they&#39;re heavily struggling with their hormones all together. The honest and hard-working singer Marc Stevens is on his way to a Christmas gig when his van breaks down on a rural road near a remote village. A loyal young man guides Marc to Paul Bartel&#39;s godforsaken hotel and that&#39;s where the madness really begins. Bartel is obtrusive and overly friendly at first but gradually his traumatized mind begins to mistake Marc for his own adulterous wife who left him. For Marc begins a nightmare in which he&#39;s dressed up in woman&#39;s clothes, tortured and forced to have sexual intercourse. Even when he manages to escape into the forests he isn&#39;t safe, as all the local rednecks are deranged deviants as well. The subject matter of &quot;Calvaire&quot; sounds pretty devastating, but it actually comes across as a black comedy most of the time. It&#39;s an absurd film with disturbing undertones and grisly images, yet the surreal atmosphere and the overuse of stereotypes almost makes it a comical experience. You can summarize this film as being a demented and typically European interpretation of classic backwoods-thrillers such as &quot;Deliverance&quot; and &quot;The Texas Chainsaw Massacre&quot;. The hillbillies are crazier, the situations are more grotesque and the perversion is a lot less subtle. Especially considering &quot;Calvaire&quot; was the debut project for most of the crew members involved, the film is exceptionally well-made! The cinematography is stunning to observe most of the time, with beautiful images of large and ominous forests, and the interior filming locations are dark &amp; creepy. The acting performances are a bit weak sometimes but still endurable. Regretfully, the script also features a couple of tedious moments and it leaves quite a bit of questions unanswered when the film is finished. Nonetheless, &quot;Calvaire&quot; is destined to be a cult favorite in the near future (if it isn&#39;t one by now) already and fans of odd, offbeat cinema can&#39;t afford themselves to miss it!

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