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« Celui qui inquiète le voir… ». Un dispositif de l’ombre: autour des Revenants
“The one which troubles vision…” A Scheme of the Shadow: Around the Revenants

Author(s): Isabelle Rachel Casta
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: gated communities; ghost story; living dead; resurrection; supernatural;
Summary/Abstract: A spectre who returns to make his wife pregnant… A little boy who has been dead for thirty years (or more), emerging in the night to trot behind a lost and lonely young nurse… A waitress, murdered several times, but still alert and seductive… In Les Revenants, French series by Fabrice Gobert, the cohorts of sorrowful ghosts cross paths for a moment, but the two journeys will not continue together, as each one unwittingly or unknowingly goes his own dark way again. Meanwhile, apartments are invaded by flies, rot, cockroaches – a silent infestation of signs of corruption, in the decor and in the body. The intensity of strangeness is reinforced here with the choice of a young phantom, Victor/Louis Levanski, as an icon: his black eyes, extremely disturbing frozen features and unsettling paleness highlight the cover of the best-seller inspired by the series. Therefore, it seems interesting to scrutinize what in the choice of filming and chromatic palette establishes this new kind of the supernatural.

  • Page Range: 171-184
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: French