Rent The Five Devils (2022)

3.4 of 5 from 78 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Eight-year-old Vicky (newcomer Sally Dramé) has a mysterious gift: she can recreate any scent she comes across, even that of her beloved mother Joanne (Adèle Exarchopoulos). When Vicky's estranged aunt suddenly returns to their mountain town, the invocation of her fragrance plunges the young girl back in time to unravel the mystery of Joanne's fiery past with her now sister-in-law. 'The Five Devils' forges a witchy and wildly imaginative fable out of family secrets and queer romance.
Actors:
, Swala Emati, Sally Dramé, , , , , , , Charlotte Bon Bornier, , , Inès Helouin, Merwan Rim, Habib Rharbaoui, Jade Kleine, , Clara Borne, Johara Telli, Anaïs Estival
Directors:
Producers:
Jean-Louis Livi, Fanny Yvonnet
Writers:
Paul Guilhaume, Léa Mysius
Aka:
Les cinq diables
Studio:
Mubi
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
France
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/06/2023
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
French Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, German, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Scene Commentary with Lea Mysius and Adele Exarchopoulos
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/06/2023
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, German, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Scene Commentary with Lea Mysius and Adele Exarchopoulos

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Reviews (2) of The Five Devils

Watchable but less interesting than its premise promises - The Five Devils review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
26/07/2023

It’s an interesting idea. 8yo Vicki has such a highly-developed sense of smell that she can recreate any smell and bottle it in a jar. But where to go with this premise? The smell of her aunt takes her back in time to her aunt’s younger self, and it seems it will become time-bendingly interesting when her aunt’s younger self senses her presence. But the plot makes nothing of this and goes nowhere… and there’s nothing at stake but a family mystery. The novelty and some nice Alpine scenery make it watchable, but it could have been so much more. Even the enticing film title only refers to the sports centre where Vicki’s mum works.

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Fascinating Psychodrama - The Five Devils review by GI

Spoiler Alert
18/11/2023

A supernatural psychodrama that boasts some great performances and has a very intriguing narrative but ultimately loses itself and leaves a feeling that something is missing. Even the eerie final image fails to leave you with a sense of completeness with this film even though it has some really fascinating elements. Set in a picturesque French town near to the Alps it concerns Joanne (the always excellent Adèle Exarchopoulos), a swimming coach who is unhappily married to Jimmy (Moustapha Mbengue) and with whom she has a young daughter, Vicky (Sally Dramé). Mother and daughter are very close although Vicky seems to shun anybody else and she's racially bullied at school. Joanne discovers one day that Vicky has a heightened and bizarre sense of smell which Joanne thinks is strange but it's not until her husband's sister, Julia (Swala Amati) comes to stay that Vicky's 'gift' comes to the fore and she can fall into trance that allows her to witness events in the past that affected her parents. This brings out old wounds and issues that affects them all. I'm not convinced that the strange events of the film work well enough but this does keep you watching.

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