Writer: David Moreau, Xavier Palud (Screenplay)
Starring: Olivia Bonamy, Michael Cohen, Adriana Mocca, Maria Roman, Camelia Maxim, Alexandru Boghiu
Plot: Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise… they’re not alone… and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.
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Verdict: Nice Addition to the Home Invasion Genre
Story: Ils starts as we meet our couple, school teacher Clementine (Bonamy) and aspiring writer Lucas (Cohen) who has relocated in Romania with an isolated house so Lucas can focus on his work, the next night turns into a nightmare when the couple get visited by a group of intruders/
The intruders set out to make their night hell by forcing them to hide in their own home wondering just what the motivation for the actions are and being prepared to fight if things get out of hand.
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Characters – Clementine is the school teacher that is getting used to the new school and country, she lives with her husband in the isolated home where when they get invaded must fight to survive. Lucas is the writer partner of Clementine that spends his time at the home while she works, he works with her to escape the intruders that visit the home. We don’t learn much else about these two characters or even about the intruder’s other than they seem to be experienced in confusing their prey.
Story – The story here is also minimal with it focusing on the idea that a couple get terrorised in and around their home by uninvited strangers. We are left to wonder just what are the motives but the simplistic idea behind this story makes it stand up to be counted in the story side of things.
Horror/Thriller – The horror comes from how the couple get invaded by the strangers and being as clueless as us to just why. We also get the thrilling side of the film from this as we are left on the edge of the seats waiting to see where things will go.
Settings – Most of the film is set in the house which works but while it still stays intense the idea of leaving to the random tunnels loses the point of the film.
Scene of the Movie – Building space.
Final Thoughts – This is a short sweet home invasion film which keeps us on the edge from start to finish.
Overall: Good home invasion film.