Mutants (2009 film)

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Mutants
Morlet-Mutants.jpg
Official Teaser Poster
Directed by David Morlet
Produced by Alain Benguigui
Thomas Verhaeghe
Written by Louis-Paul Desanges
David Morlet
Starring Hélène de Fougerolles
Dida Diafat
Francis Renaud
Cinematography Nicolas Massart
Edited by David Morlet
Production
company
Sombrero Productions
Région Picardie
CNC
Cofinova 4
Canal+
CinéCinéma
TPS Star
Distributed by CTV International
Barnholtz Entertainment
Release date
  • 31 January 2009 (2009-01-31)
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
Language French

Mutants is a French science-fiction horror film based on a screenplay from Louis-Paul Desanges and David Morlet[1] It was directed by French filmmaker David Morlet and stars Hélène de Fougerolles, Dida Diafat and Francis Renaud.[2]

Plot[edit]

A virus has transformed the vast majority of humanity into bloodthirsty, zombie creatures. Marco and Sonia are young couple fleeing the "mutants" and trying to fight their way to a military base. But when Marco himself becomes infected in an attack, the pregnant Sonia must fight the worst enemy – the man she loves.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Hélène de Fougerolles as Sonia[4]
  • Francis Renaud as Marco
  • Dida Diafat as Virgile
  • Marie-Sohna Condé as Perez
  • Nicolas Briançon as Franck
  • Luz Mandon as Dany
  • Driss Ramdi as Abel
  • Grégory Givernaud as Paul
  • Justine Bruneau de la Salle as young girl
  • Jérémy Loth as mutant
  • Sébastien Rouquette as mutant
  • Frédéric Troussier as mutant
  • Cyril Hipaux as mutant
  • Nicolas Leprêtre as mutant
  • Cécile Corsalan as mutant
  • Emmanuel Lanzi as stuntman mutant
  • Frédéric Alhinho as stuntman mutant
  • Yves Girard as stuntman mutant
  • Patrick Vo as stuntman mutant
  • Marie Dang as stuntwoman mutant

Production[edit]

The film was shot in a bleak Picardy, scorched in snow and sluiced down in gray.[5]

Release[edit]

Mutants premiered on 31 January 2009 as part of the Gérardmer Film Festival[6] and participated in the Festival du Film Français au Japon on 13 March 2009.[7] The United States distribution rights for the film were acquired by IFC Festival Direct[8] and the company was due to release it on 10 February 2010 at Festival Direct on Demand.[9] IFC Films set the US DVD and Blu-ray release for the 26 October 2010.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Silva, Ulises (5 November 2009). "Review of French Pa zombie flick Mutant". Quiet Earth. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Weinberg, Scott (16 July 2009). "Fantasia Fest 2009: 'Mutants' Review". Fearnet. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Allen, Michael (26 January 2010). "When Mutants Attack!". 28 Days Later Analysis. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Kapoor, Rahul (13 December 2009). "Indian cinema is made for everyone: Helene de Fougerolles". Realbollywood News. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Brown, Todd (19 July 2009). "Fantasia 09 Review: Mutants". Twitch. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hors compétition" [Non-competition program] (in French). Festival Gérardmer. Archived from the original on 11 October 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Mahoney, Sean (14 May 2009). "Aim for the Beret! – 'Mutants' Delivers Gore, Violence & French Zombies". The Flick Cast. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "IFC OnDemand Trailer: Mutants". Dread Central. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "IFC Films' Festival Direct Trailer for 'Mutants'". Bloody Disgusting. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Tons of Horror Heading Home From IFC – The Human Centipede and More!". Dread Central. (registration required). 

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