Le peuple ancien (2001)

  |  Action, Short, Thriller


An archaeological excavation uncovers a manuscript written by a Roman commander in Gaul. Most of the local tribes have been pacified but every year terrible hill people ravage the area. The Romans set out to crush them.


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13 January 2005 | Captain_Roberts
Very nice Lovecraft Adaptation
Reviewing this one is a bit tough, because the film is in French and has no subtitles. Fortunately as this is an adaptation of Lovecraft's the "Very Old Folk" , the story is fairly easy to follow.

The film begins at an Archaeological site with the discovery of a Roman era manuscript. From there we go back to the time of the manuscripts writing and follow a group of Roman Legionnaires. From there we drop into the actual Lovecraft tale.

The locations used for this film are wonderful. The scenic vistas that the Romans travel through are wholly unlike anything in an American Lovecraft film, and the film succeeds, in part, because of that. The acting, while in a language I do not speak, was solid and believable. If you want to know if someone is a good actor? See if they can convey emotion through the language barrier...

The film doesn't need much in the way of effects, as the story itself deals with strange cultists in the hills as opposed to monsters of otherworldly terror. Even so, the film take a very minimalist approach to the cultists, keeping them in shadow when seen. This heightens the overall effect and makes them even more creepy.

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Action | Short | Thriller

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Release Date:

20 May 2001

Language

French, Latin


Country of Origin

France

Filming Locations

France

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Budget:

EUR10,000 (estimated)

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