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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
David Dewaele
Alexandra Lemâtre
Valérie Mestdagh
Sonia Barthélémy.
Directors
Bruno Dumont.
Screenwriters
Bruno Dumont.
Running Time
109 minutes

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Hors Satan
The devil outside


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Plot
Roaming the sand dunes and soggy marshes next to the English Channel, a drifter (David Dewaele) brings a quiet, enigmatic power to the lives of the locals he encounters.


Review
Hors Satan
A typically stark provocation that uses bleak widescreen views to emphasise an outsider’s isolation and examine the moral dimensions of drifter David Dewaele’s brutally violent solution to friend Alexandra Lemaitre’s problems. Occasionally pretentious, but also perplexing and compelling.


Verdict
Bleak and compelling.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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