The Returned

2012
8.2| 0h30m| TV-MA| en
Synopsis

In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.

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SunnyHello Nice effects though.
Ceticultsot Beautiful, moving film.
AnhartLinkin This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.
AshUnow This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
gogoschka-1 The eerie atmosphere in this strange, beautiful series about returning dead people is absolutely captivating and a unique experience. This ranks among the best I've recently seen on TV or in the cinema. The whole production, from the actors to the setting and the music, is pure art. 9 stars out of 10.In case you're interested in more underrated masterpieces, here's some of my favorites:imdb.com/list/ls070242495
brucergirdlestone Well... Who put the cat in the garbage disposal?Well made show for the horror fan!Watching the French version on Netflix with subtitles. Anyone? Beautiful scenery and cinematography. Want a house there. It is addictive. Binged watched 4 episodes last night. Heard there is a USA remake. Don't bother - unless you cant read.Spoiler: The liver eating 'zombie' eventually stuffs one of the girls to make foie gras.Toodleoo.Bob
tibet23 Pointless and overestimated show. Two series and they keep mixing things up just to avoid giving the viewer any clue. Characters contradict their statements after a few episodes. They all seem to know "something" and when asked the simply reply: "I don't know". Which is a trick you can you for one or two episodes NOT two series.And the zombie thing is incoherent and I guess just...stupid. They refer to it as the french Twin Peaks, but rather the authors demonstrated one must be David Lynch to deal with mystery and a whole range of invisible dimensions and universes while keeping people sticking to the screen ad the story. Otherwise we have just great music (Mogwai's soundtrack) and photography. But WITHOUT a good screenplay it's simply atmosphere and teen drama... no chills, just boredom!
belleeyesbrown Whenever "Vampire" or "Zombie" or "Horror" films or series are made they are almost certainly done so with mainly a teenaged audience in mind,mainly with rather inane gore,slasher and obvious shock-horror content.All perfectly okay for maybe 90 minutes of fun and other than the really memorable greats,it really is true that for the main part,the rest are watched and then immediately forgotten,having no real substance.However,"The Returned" is something altogether different!I didn't realize just what I had missed until recently receiving a e-mail from C4 to announce the upcoming new series along with the opportunity to see the entire last "box-set" on All4 before the next lot starts on Friday,Oct.16th.SO....I thought,what the heck,I'll give it a go.It is unlike any other "undead" story I've ever seen or heard of ever before.Mature in its' telling..yes,it DOES involve 'teens and children....but so,so different to the "norm".The entire first series has so much to offer,being a tale of every human emotion and not anything remotely like the usual blood and gore,with someone creeping up from the shadows!!Don't think it is simply based on turmoil of human complexities,though.....there is plenty by the way of shock value and disturbing events to more than capture anyone's interest from 'teen to adult and I am just so,so glad I was given that opportunity to get to see it before Friday and the second series.I watched every single episode avidly of the first series while the chance arose over three evenings and now can barely wait for the next episodes!It is difficult to emphasize just how truly good this is because in no way would I want to spoil anything for anyone....all I CAN say is,if you thought this might be the usual empty zombie/horror kind of thing,you're in for a treat.I've never written a review here before despite my absolute love of films,great TV series,etc.etc......hope that says a lot for anyone considering watching The Returned!