Seeds of Death
Each week, FrenchFlicks selects a French film available on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand. The streaming service presents an assortment of 30 French language films including recent releases and timeless classics, festival favorites, films and series never before seen on television in the US!
This month features Seeds of Death (Pars vite et reviens tard), a captivating thriller with countless plot twists. It's about a modern-day Parisian town crier discovering that someone is using him to give cryptic warnings of a plague outbreak in the city.
The bleakest and most claustrophobic nightmare of many a European actualizes in director Régis Wargnier's apocalyptic thriller Pars vite et reviens tard. Not long after his abandonment by his girlfriend, French police captain Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg is confronted by a string of bizarre signs strewn across Paris - strange talismans and omens that appear inexplicably on Parisian doors, whispered words that forebode an unspeakable onslaught of doom. All suggest someone's crude warning, and a riddle that Adamsberg must solve to stave off a coming tragedy - but the meaning eludes the captain until calamity hits: the Plague returns, wiping out scores of victims in its wake. And more problematically, it appears that some malevolent soul is single-handedly controlling the outbreak, willing it wherever he or she chooses.
“Un polar bien ficelé, à l'atmosphère trouble et mélancolique, aux rebondissements surprenants" - Metro
"Régis Wargnier a un vrai sens du romanesque, des lieux étranges, des caractères bizarres qui donnent à rêver." - Le Figaroscope
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