Fissures (╔coute le temps)
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A young sound engineer whose mother has recently been murdered uses her expertise in audio to launch her own investigation into the case, only to find that the sounds of the past could prove key to solving a mystery of the present in director AlantÚ Kava´tÚ's poetic thriller. Charlotte's mother has been mysteriously murdered, but the grieving daughter isn't about to let the investigations stall due to the simple incompetence of the local police force. When Charlotte travels back to the house that her mother lived in at the time of the murder and makes an audio recording that seems… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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"It doesn't take long for the sheer invention of the filmmaking to seep through the sludgy illusion, making for a perceptive, engaging thriller."
‑ Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com
"Having set up its line of murder suspects the film sheers off into supernatural hokum and never really recovers."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"A pungent ghost story, evocatively played out in a creaking haunted house."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"If anything, the concept is a little too high, but fans of Dominik Moll and the Dardennes will find much to enjoy."
‑ Lucy Muss, Little White Lies
"Assembled with insinuating skill by Kavaite into a gripping, involving, beautifully unfolding mystery."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"There are shades of the excellent Brian De Palma/John Travolta thriller Blow Out (1981) in this eerie little effort."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"An atmospheric, slow-burning chiller that rewards the patient viewer with just enough jumps and bumps."
‑ Anna Smith, BBC.com
"Sounds used to great effect but the plotting could do with a bass boost."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Kavaite's film is well made and acted but less than credible."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Here is the French countryside at its most sinister: sideways glances from hostile natives, inbred yokels, disappearing children, corrupt politicians . . ."
‑ Martin Hoyle, Financial Times
"The narrative threads are tied a little too neatly, but it's a promising debut."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"all moody set-up with no real follow-through -- like an initially striking sound that has been dampened before it can resonate."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
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