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Sunday, September 6, 2009
I know longer see Xavier Gens named attached in any capacity for producing this French zombie horror meets Die Hard, but he originally was the person that got me all excited about this film last year. This co-directed effort byYannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher is one of the top films I cannot wait to see at the 42nd Sitges Film Festival. The imagery and all the promo reels I’ve seen (most recently the updated one at Cannes) have been thrilling. The word from FrightFest was lukewarm with many citing it as a very intense film that had some jaw dropping moments and to others it felt way too loud.
On the outskirts of Paris, four corrupt cops go on a rampage to avenge the murder of one of their own by a group of ruthless gangsters, holed up in a condemned building. Once there, the officers’ personal vendetta turns into a nightmare. Trapped, they are about to be executed when the unimaginable occurs: hordes of bloodthirsty, cannibalistic creatures invade the building, savagely attacking everyone. Running to the roof, the survivors discover that their entire world is in chaos. The streets are filled with massive heaps of countless cadavers and the entire city is in flames. Alone and wounded, despite their mutual hatred, the gangsters and cops have no choice but join forces if they want to survive. They’ll have to make it down thirteen floors full of voracious creatures but the greatest threat lies elsewhere…
::: 42 Sitges Film Festival
Official stills that were used in the original international release of the film.
::: IMDb Profile