Haute Tension Movie Review Summary

Actors: Cecile De France, Maiwenn La Besco, Philip Nahon

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Haute Tension (High tension in the American release) stars Maiwenn La Besco as Alexia, a student going to meet her friend Marie's family in a secluded home in the hills. They are there to study and relax after a night of partying. Alexia makes nice and everyone is cordial but that quickly ends come nightfall. The mysterious killer shows up and for no apparent reason murders Marie's whole family in a violent and visceral way; slit throats, decapitations, and shot gun blasts. Alex is then bound and gagged by the killer and they take off in a rusty old van with Alexia along for the ride. When the killer stops for gas, Alexia gets out and tries to ask for help from the attendant, but the killer gets to the attendant. Alexia waits for the killer to leave when she calls the police but she is unable to tell them where she is. Alexia eventually finds a set of keys and heads out after the rusty van. The big twist of the movie comes when the police review the video from the gas station and realize that they've been fooled. It's also at this point that Marie deals with the killer in a bloody and violent ending.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker Criminal enemy is...    -   crazed boy/girlfriend/family member

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics    -   Mentally Ill


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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