Them (David Moreau, Xavier Palud – 2006) B-

A random find on Criterion Channel that I checked out. It’s fine, intense and horrific. It’s also apparently based on true events (set in Romania) that happened to a nice French couple. My main issue is that it feels disconnected from any sort of setup. We barely -really not at all- know these characters, so all that is happening to them in this one horrific night just seems like pure voyeurism with no emotional connection. It could have benefited from maybe an additional 10 minutes or so of character development.

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