|release date||June 10 2005|
|studio||Lions Gate Films|
|starring||Cécile De France, Maïwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisIn High Tension Marie and Alex are schoolmates and best friends. Hoping to prepare for their college exams in peace and quiet, they decide to spend a weekend in the country at Alex's parents' secluded farmhouse. But in the dead of night, a stranger knocks on the front door. And with the first swing of his knife, the girls' idyllic weekend turns into an endless night of terror.
Whether or not you enjoy the French slasher film “High Tension” will be dictated by exactly 2 things: your ability to withstand copious, relentless doses of brutal violence, and your willingness to ignore the lumbering pink elephant of a final plot twist that renders the rest of the film utterly pointless. While I can’t get into the specifics here, I have to say that for me it managed to turn a genuinely discomforting, well-executed thriller into a gratuitous, self-contradicting misstep in a heartbeat. So my best advice is this: if you’re up for a squirm-inducing 65 minutes of genuinely disturbing carnage, check out this movie. At exactly minute 66, get up and walk out*. …Read More