La Horde

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La Horde
French film poster
Directed by Benjamin Rocher
Yannick Dahan
Produced by Raphaël Rocher
Screenplay by Arnaud Bordas
Yannick Dahan
Stephane Moissakis
Benjamin Rocher
Starring Claude Perron
Jean-Pierre Martins
Eriq Ebouaney
Aurélien Recoing
Doudou Masta
Antoine Oppenheim
Jo Prestia
Yves Pignot
Music by Christopher Lennertz
Cinematography Julien Meurice
Edited by Dimitri Amar
Capture [The Flag] Films
Le Pacte
Distributed by Le Pacte
Release dates
  • 28 August 2009 (2009-08-28)
Running time
96 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $2 million[1]
Box office $970.000[2]

La Horde (English title: The Horde) is a 2009 French horror film[3][4] co-written and directed by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher,[5] it stars Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney and Aurélien Recoing.[6][7][8][9][10]



The plot revolves around a group of Parisian policemen who embark on a mission of vengeance after one of their colleagues dies at the hands of a notorious drug dealer holed up inside a condemned high-rise in the heart of a derelict and corrupt Paris neighborhood(ZUP[11]). They storm the social housing complex with the intent of taking him down,[12] but the operation is a failure and the team is captured. Suddenly, both sides find themselves confronted by quite a different opponent as a zombie apocalypse breaks out. Now, cops and criminals will have to forge an uneasy alliance to survive the undead.[13]


  • Claude Perron as Aurore
  • Jean-Pierre Martins as Ouessem "Ouesse"
  • Eriq Ebouaney as Adewale Markudi
  • Aurélien Recoing as Jimenez
  • Doudou Masta as Bola Markudi
  • Antoine Oppenheim as Tony
  • Jo Prestia as José
  • Yves Pignot as René
  • Adam Pengsawang as Le Tchèque
  • Sébastien Peres as Séb
  • Laurent Demianoff as Kim
  • Alain Figlarz as Le concièrge
  • Stéphane Orsolani as Guetteur
  • Ali Karamoko as Ali
  • Maud Heywang as Quadra
  • Marie Vincent as Hélène
  • Mohamed Kerriche as Halim
  • Vincent Haquin as L'Homme massif
  • Laurent Segall as Mathias Rivoallan
  • Benjamin Rocher as Teacher's head (uncredited)
  • Pierre Zéni as Mourner at funeral (uncredited)


  • Emmanuel Lanzi
  • Virginie Arnaud
  • Christiana Becquet Da Silva
  • Jean-François Lenogue
  • Patrick Vo
  • Olivier Sa
  • Mickaël Troude
  • Dan Schwarz
  • Alain Barbier
  • Frédéric Dessains
  • Thierry Saelens
  • David Genty
  • Malki Attar
  • Sebastien Soudais
  • Sébastien Labie
  • Maximilien Poullein
  • Cédric Boyer (uncredited)
  • Yannick Dahan (uncredited)
  • Bruce Henrionnet (uncredited)
  • Gauthier Lamothe (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Philémond-Montout (uncredited)
  • John Tallarida (uncredited)


La horde was shot in Paris, France in 2008 and released in 2009. The film was released in North America in 2010.[14]


La horde won two Garner awards for the Best Screenplay and Best Special Effects or Cinematography at Fantasporto Film Festival.[15]

The film received mixed reviews.


The film premiered on August 28, 2009 in London as part of the London FrightFest Film Festival.[16] It had a cinema release with 200 screens in France on February 10, 2010.[17] In December 2009 IFC Films acquired the rights for the U.S. release.[18] It was part of the Sitges Film Festival in 2009.[19] The film had a limited U.S. theatrical release in August 2010.[20]


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