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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.

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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
Gilles Pelletier
as Raymond Leclerc
Johanne-Marie Tremblay
as Constance Lazure
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Critic Reviews for Days of Darkness

All Critics (5) | 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 | Rating: 2.5/4

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.

March 21, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, despite its Fellini-esque scale, this misanthropic satire is not particularly funny. It's too cerebral and too smug.

November 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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

January 29, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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

March 21, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for Days of Darkness


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.

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

Hmmm.. Now, this story plot sounds familiar. It has certain elements from various flicks of the 'zombie' genre. Slightly on the gruesome side, for the fact that a henious act is committed upon a male. Although it appears to be directed towards men, in general. (Gotta watch to see what I mean). But overall, it's something you just got to see when you just need a certain form of laughter to make up for your day. Enjoy,'ll see!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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