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Fear(s) of the dark

Fear(s) of the dark

A Feature film by Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Richard McGuire, Lorenzo Mattotti

Produced by Prima Linea Productions

Release in France : 13/02/2008

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Executive Producer :

Prima Linea Productions

Foreign production company :

Scope Pictures

French distribution :

Diaphana Films

Co-productions :

La Parti Production, Def2Shoot, Denis Friedman Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Celluloid Dreams

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The rapid brushing of a spider's legs over naked skin... Inexplicable noises that we hear at night, when we're children, alone in a room... A large, empty house in which we sense something lurking... A syringe needle that moves inexorably closer...  A dead thing imprisoned in a jar of formaldehyde... The fixed gaze of a snarling dog baring its fangs... So many scares that we've experienced, one time or another, like the authors of this journey that, in a stroke, leads us to the land of anxiety. Six major authors of graphic novels and creators of animation have animated their nightmares, scratching on paper with their pencils sharpened like scalpels, erasing all colors so as to only retain the harshness of light and the black ink of shadow. Their interweaving stories compose a unique fresco where phobias, repulsions, and dreams spring to life, showing fear in its blackest light... Blind fears and black humor light up the screen.

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Fear(s) of the dark

English trailer


Fear(s) of the dark

French trailer

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Feature film

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Animated film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Belgium

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Belgium)

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French release :


Runtime :

1 h 25 min

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Black & White

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Audio format :

DTS 5.1

Rating restrictions :

Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

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