The movie focuses on two main characters, there‚(TM)s school teacher Clementine and her partner Lucas, who have moved from France to an idyllic home in the Romanian capital. What was supposed to be a romantic night-in in their secluded home turns into a nightmare. When they witness their car being stolen, lights being turned off and the phone lines cut, they realize they are not as secluded as they believed.
As the movie is only a little over an hour long, it comes as no surprise that there is little to the plot but is that the director‚(TM)s motive? Mindless violence by the hands of youths, could that be a statement that mindless violence portrayed by film, tv etc has an impact on some teenagers today?
When I first watched this film I was not sure what the "Evil" was until half way through when the main protagonists backed into a hooded assailant in what was probably the most suspenseful scene in modern day horror.
The gripping film score by Renť-Marc Bini only serves to enhance an already suspenseful story of a school teacher attached in her own home by children while her fiancť struggles to protect her as they are cut off from the outside world.
Them is complete with themes of isolation as well as misguided trust as in the climax of the film the protagonist puts her faith in the wrong person.
Movies like the strangers owe a great debt to
This is easily on my top 20 horror films of the 2000's so far.
I hope you all enjoy the film and it's brilliant score as much as I did.