Days of Darkness (2007)

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A civil servant gradually regresses into a fantasy world while falling for a beautiful movie star (Diane Kruger) in director Denys Arcand's (The Barbarian Invasions) dark comedy.
Rating:
R (for violence and gore, language including sexual references, and brief sexuality/nudity)
Genre:
Comedy , Horror
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
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Runtime:
Studio:
Lionsgate Films

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Cast

Marc Labrèche
as Jean-Marc Leblanc
Diane Kruger
as Véronica Star
Sylvie Léonard
as Sylvie Cormier-leblanc
Caroline Neron
as Carole Bigras-Bourque
Rufus Wainwright
as Young Prince
Macha Grenon
as Béatrice de Savoie
Emma de Caunes
as Karine Tendance
Didier Lucien
as William Chérubin
Rosalie Julien
as Laurence Métivier
Jean-Rene Ouellet
as Police Officer
André Robitaille
as Gilles Sansregret
Hugo Giroux
as Thorvald
Christian Bégin
as Le motivateur par le rire
Pierre Curzi
as Pierre
Gilles Pelletier
as Raymond Leclerc
Johanne-Marie Tremblay
as Constance Lazure
Michel Rivard
as Priest
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Critic Reviews for Days of Darkness

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

The final chapter of the trilogy that began with The Decline of the American Empire and continued with The Barbarian Invasions, Days of Darkness has neither that chatty brilliance of the former nor the elegiac emotion of the latter.

March 21, 2008
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Days of Darkness is arguably [Denis] Arcand's most depressing film. Yet it's also one of his greatest and, in a strange way, his most uplifting.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

An apocalyptic film for those who like to pleasure themselves with bad movies about flesh-eaters.

Full Review… | January 28, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Denys Arcand's Days of Darkness have arrived, and not just as a film title.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Days of Darkness

The final chapter of the trilogy that began with The Decline of the American Empire and continued with The Barbarian Invasions, Days of Darkness has neither that chatty brilliance of the former nor the elegiac emotion of the latter.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

So awful, and not even the so awful it's fun. At one point a character actually has to give a quick recap so if you've nodded off or lost interest you know what's going on. It's a travesty that they use the word zombie, which should be reserved for better things, like cocktails and the reanimated.

Yva Swenson
Yva Swenson
½

This is a pretty fuckin awesome Z-budget film. If you think this is a bad zombie movie, you ain't seen bad zombie movies. Would it be nice if there was better acting? Yeah, sure - that's always the answer for most movies though. How does this bad acting compare to typical zombie movie bad acting? It's a good 40% better than typical crap Z-movie acting, as in the acting is actually tolerable. How about the visuals? The crew hasn't got millions, and I don't actually know how much they had to work with - but the effects in this are damn cool. I like the old fashioned use of production effects, and a lot of the makeup/fx is pretty damn awesome, definitely in the higher end of Z-movies. Could the script be better and carry a bit more continuity? Almost always, but in this case, I'm too tickled by the parasite alien babies growing in zombies' scrotums and the end "solution" to the zombie plague. It's a funny and interesting Z-movie, and actually enjoyable.

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