Sub-Genre- Serial Killer/Thriller
Cast Members of Note- Anne Parillaud, Arthur Dupont, Thierry Fremont and Jean-Hugues Anglades.
In Their Sleep is about a sexy MILF who drives her son to jump out of a window and her husband to abandon her, thus leaving her all alone in the French Countryside with only her guilt to keep her company. I think she also has a cat named Henri, but we don't see much of him throughout the film, as he's most likely outside chasing mice around in the grass or something.
|Do not trust this woman! She's like poison to young men!|
|While She Sleeps... in a Field.|
|Why you mad though?|
|R.I.P. Henri. We will miss you, mon ami.|
The Serial Killer aspect of things is pretty creepy and effective, and leads to a few nasty kill scenes which is always fun. Arthur Dupont and Thierry Fremont (one of whom is a cold blooded killer) do great jobs at both playing creepy, while oddly sympathetic characters, and manage to keep you guessing at their motivations throughout. Anne Parillaud looks damn good for a 50-year-old, and she still has her acting chops too. I'll always think of La Femme Nikita or Innocent Blood when I see her, but she can carry any movie just as well, and she more than proves that here.
|Don't pout, Anne Parillaud, you know I'm right.|
Anne Parillaud taking a shower.
THC, and In Their Sleep definitely continues that trend. Smart, tense, and clever, this French Thriller gave us a twist or two that actually added to the plot rather than left us feeling cheated, and that's nice to see for a change. France hits another solid home run with this movie, and further solidifies themselves as one of the best in the Horror business. This movie is playing on IFC On Demand right now, so plop down $7.99 and treat yourself to a great little thriller. IFC is always a worthy cause to spend our cash on, anyhow.
Anne Parillaud is still a sexy, sexy woman.