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Returned, The

The Returned

"Mesmerizing! Spectacularly Engaging!" - The Hollywood Reporter

Returned, The

About the Film

THE DEAD HAVE RETURNED.  BUT THIS IS A HOMECOMING UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

In an idyllic French Alpine village, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. Buried secrets emerge as they grapple with this miraculous and sinister new reality, struggling to reintegrate with their families and past lovers. But it seems they are not the only ones back from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders that bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past...

A gripping, stylish mix of real and surreal, the highly cinematic The Returned (Les Revenants) features a wide range of top French film actors and a haunting, atmospheric soundtrack by Scottish post-rock band Mogwai.
The Returned was also a smash hit last year on French television and the highest rated subtitled drama on any UK channel in nearly a decade.  

Now US fans of high-quality television drama can finally discover the series The Spectator described as "the best series you will see on TV all year...it's been variously billed as a zombie thriller and a successor to Twin Peaks, but neither does justice to its intelligence, subtlety and eerie beauty."


Sundance Channel website: http://www.sundancechannel.com/series/the-returned

Director: Fabrice Gobert & Frédéric Mermoud

Reactions

“Mesmerizing! Spectacularly Engaging! Smartly written, superbly cast and tremendously unsettling. The Returned is one of the most intriguing, utterly original offerings of the year." - Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter

“Extraordinary! It's certainly one of the great series of the year.” - Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times

“An unshakably compelling, enigmatic mood piece.” - Alison Willmore, Indiewire

"Eerie, tense and highly addictive." - Entertainment Weekly

“A superbly stylish and scary French Drama with no equal in its genre.” - Nancy DeWolf Smight, Wall Street Journal

"5 STARS. Not to be missed...stunningly provocative" - David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

“4 STARS. A mesmerizingly eerie French series. The tone turns from strange and dreamlike to sinister and apocalyptic.” - People Magazine

“If you want to be completely and utterly freaked out, watch this 8-episode French series about a group of people who realize they've been dead for several years. Don't say you haven't been warned.” - Entertainment Weekly

“Fresh and unexpected.” - The New York Times

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Lauriers de la Radio et de la Télévision 2013 - Best Series
  • Winner! International Emmy Awards 2013 - Best TV Drama
  • 2013 Peabody Award Winner

From The Blog

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 1 – Camille

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 2 – Simon

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 3 – Julie

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 4 – Victor

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 5 – Serge and Toni

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 6 – Lucy

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 7 – Adéle

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 8 – The Horde

Cast & Crew

Cast

Claire: Anne Consigny
Jérôme: Frédéric Pierrot
Adèle: Clotilde Hesme
Julie: Céline Sallette
Thomas: Samir Guesmi
Serge: Guillaume Gouix
Pierre: Jean-François Sivadier
Léna: Jenna Thiam
Simon: Pierre Perrier
Camille: Yara Pilartz
Lucy: Ana Girardot
Victor: Swann Nambotin

Crew

Directors: Fabrice Gobert (1-4, 8), Frédéric Mermoud (5-8)
Writers: Fabrice Gobert, Emmanuel Carrère, Fabien Adda, Camille Fontaine, Nathalie Saugeon
Producers: Caroline Benjo, Jimmy Desmarais, Barbara Letellier
Music: Mogwai
Cinematography: Patrick Blossier

Technical Info

Production Year: 2013
Countries of Production: France
Languages: French
Running Time: 8h 0m
Screen Ratio: 1.77:1
Color: Yes

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Lauriers de la Radio et de la Télévision 2013 - Best Series
  • Winner! International Emmy Awards 2013 - Best TV Drama
  • 2013 Peabody Award Winner

From The Blog

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 1 – Camille

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 2 – Simon

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 3 – Julie

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 4 – Victor

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 5 – Serge and Toni

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 6 – Lucy

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 7 – Adéle

Guest Blogger: Brian Tallerico discusses ‘The Returned’ Episode 8 – The Horde

Reactions

“Mesmerizing! Spectacularly Engaging! Smartly written, superbly cast and tremendously unsettling. The Returned is one of the most intriguing, utterly original offerings of the year." - Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter

“Extraordinary! It's certainly one of the great series of the year.” - Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times

“An unshakably compelling, enigmatic mood piece.” - Alison Willmore, Indiewire

"Eerie, tense and highly addictive." - Entertainment Weekly

“A superbly stylish and scary French Drama with no equal in its genre.” - Nancy DeWolf Smight, Wall Street Journal

"5 STARS. Not to be missed...stunningly provocative" - David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

“4 STARS. A mesmerizingly eerie French series. The tone turns from strange and dreamlike to sinister and apocalyptic.” - People Magazine

“If you want to be completely and utterly freaked out, watch this 8-episode French series about a group of people who realize they've been dead for several years. Don't say you haven't been warned.” - Entertainment Weekly

“Fresh and unexpected.” - The New York Times

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