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Directed by Kim Chapiron
Written by Christian Chapiron
Kim Chapiron
Starring Vincent Cassel
Olivier Bartélémy
Roxane Mesquida
Nico Le Phat Tan
Leïla Bekhti
Ladj Ly
Monica Bellucci
Distributed by 120 Films
Release dates
1 February 2006
Running time
94 min.
Country France
Language French

Sheitan ("devil" in Arabic) is a 2006 French horror/erotic comedy film. It was directed by debutant director Kim Chapiron, and written by Kim and Christian Chapiron. It stars and was co-produced by Vincent Cassel. His wife Monica Bellucci makes a cameo appearance in the film.


On Christmas Eve, a group of friends are led by a girl (Roxane Mesquida) they met at the Styxx Club, in Paris, to her house in the country. There, they are introduced to the eccentric housekeeper Joseph who has something sinister planned for them.


Ratings and Controversy[edit]

When released, the movie was given an "Interdit aux moins de 16 ans" (16+) rating in France due to its inconsistent yet occasionally shocking scenes involving sex (with full nudity), violence, with some sudden shocking gruesome and disturbing images, particularly during the final 10 minutes. The movie was not rated by the MPAA, but would have most likely been a strong R, perhaps even an NC-17. It was released as "unrated" instead.

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