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Director Pascal Lauguier follows his 2004 thriller House of Voices with this relentlessly brutal tale of a girl who suffered unimaginable abuse as a young child, and the unspeakable horrors that unfold when she arrives at an isolated cabin in the woods fifteen years later. The story begins as the young, badly battered Lucie (Mylène Jampanoï) -- obviously the victim of inhuman abuse -- is hospitalized after somehow managing to escape her sadistic captors. Nearly catatonic after her life-altering ordeal, Lucie only manages to become functional again as a result of her friendship with Anna (Morjana Alaoui), a fellow abuse victim who selflessly reaches out to the badly damaged girl. Fifteen years later, Lucie guns down an entire family in cold blood. Is Lucie seeking belated vengeance against the people who tortured her as a young girl, or has her fragile psyche finally snapped, resulting in the bloody demise of an innocent family? Later, when Lucie calls on her old friend Anna, the truth about Lucie's traumatic early life experience slowly comes into focus. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 27, 2009


Morjana Alaoui
as Anna
Mylene Jampanoi
as Lucie
Catherine Begin
as Mademoiselle
Robert Toupin
as Father
Patricia Tulasne
as Mother
Juliette Gosselin
as Marie
Emilie Miskdjian
as Torture Victim
Mike Chute
as Executioner
Gaelle Cohen
as Henchwoman
Anie Pascale
as Female Executioner
Jessie Pham
as Lucie, Age 10
Louise Boisvert
as Voice of Anna's Mother
Jean-Marie Moncelet
as Étienne
Tony Robinow
as Doctor


Pascal Laugier
Richard Grandpierre
Pascal Laugier
Stephanie Martin
Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky
Sebastien Prangere
Jean-Andre Carriere
Production Designer
Louis-René Landry
Art Director
Simon Trottier
Marcel Giroux
Executive Producer
Frederic Doniguian
Executive Producer
Claire Nadon
Costume Designer
Philippe Mercier
Sound/Sound Designer
Donald Tetreault
Production Manager
Jerome Wiciak
Sound Mixer
Helene Rousse
Germain Boulay
Sound Editor
Doris Yoba
Post Production Supervisor
Benoit Lestang
Makeup Special Effects
Sophie Daubisse
Production Coordinator
Sophie Boyer
Script Supervisor
Louise Mignault
Isabelle Faivre-Duboz
Script Supervisor
Nadine Brassard
Second Assistant Director
Adrien Morot
Makeup Special Effects