Calvaire   2004   Belgium, France The Ordeal
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Director:Fabrice Du Welz
Studio:The Film
Writer:Fabrice Du Welz, Romain Protat
IMDb Rating:6.3 (4,473 votes)
Awards:4 wins & 1 nomination
Genre:Drama, Horror
Duration:94 min
Fabrice Du Welz  ...  (Director)
Fabrice Du Welz, Romain Protat  ...  (Writer)
Laurent Lucas  ...  Marc Stevens
Brigitte Lahaie  ...  Mademoiselle Vicky
Gigi Coursigny  ...  Madame Langhoff
Jean-Luc Couchard  ...  Boris
Jackie Berroyer  ...  Bartel
Philippe Nahon  ...  Robert Orton
Philippe Grand'Henry  ...  Tomas Orton
Jo Prestia  ...  Fermier Mylène
Marc Lefebvre  ...  Lucien
Alfred David  ...  Roland (as Alfred David-Pingouin)
Alain Delaunois  ...  Gáant
Vincent Cahay  ...  Stan Le Pianiste
Johan Meys  ...  Rosto
Romain Protat  ...  Figurant Dans Le Bar
Damien Waselle  ...  Figurant Dans Le Bar
Benoît Debie  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Some people would kill for company.

Summary: A few days before Christmas, traveling entertainer Marc Stevens is stuck at nightfall in a remote wood in the swampy Hautes Fagnes region of Liège, his van conked out. An odd chap who's looking for a lost dog leads Marc to a shuttered inn; the owner gives Marc a room for the night. Next day, the innkeeper, Mr. Bartel, promises to fix the van, demands that Marc not visit the nearby village, and goes through Marc's things while the entertainer takes a walk. At dinner that night, Bartel laments his wife's having left him, and by next day, Marc is in a nightmare that may not end.

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