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Actors: Laurent Lucas, Jackie Berroyer, Philippe Nahon , Brigitte Lahaie

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THE ORDEAL (Calvaire) is a movie written and directed by Fabrice Du Welz in 2004.
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A singer, Marc Stevens, loses his way in the woods. His car breaks down near Paul Bartel's closed inn. Marc spends the night there and, the next morning, asks Bartel to call a garage mechanic. Meanwhile, Marc decides to wander in the forest where he can observe some local people who seem, to say the least, degenerated. Back at Bartel's inn, Marc finds out that Bartel hasn't even tried to call the car repair shop and is on the verge of burning his van.

In fact, Bartel got mad a few months before when his wife Gloria left him. Now, he knocks out Marc and puts one of Gloria's dresses on him. Marc tries to escape but is quickly recaptured by Bartel. During the night, Bartel's degenerated neighbours attack the inn in order to kidnap Marc and also abuse him.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal kidnappers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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