The Five Devils

Little Vicky lives in an Alpine town with her beloved mother, Joanne. When Vicky's mysterious aunt Julia visits their home, Vicky begins to unravel the dramatic family history using her supernatural abilities.

Les cinq diables
France 2022
  • Czech
97 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.

Ten-year-old loner Viky lives with her parents in a small Alpine village. She differs from the other children — who mock her for her wild and bushy hair — not just by her skin color but especially because of her supernatural abilities: One day, her mother Joanne, a water aerobics instructor at the local pool, discovers that Viky has an exceptionally refined sense of smell thanks to which she can reproduce and retain her favorite scents. When her father’s sister Julia appears in the village after an absence of ten years, Viky’s powers help her to slowly unravel dark family secrets… Léa Mysius has given this visually and aurally fascinating genre spectacle an extra existential dimension while capturing on film the small-town mindset.

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Director: Léa Mysius
Screenplay: Léa Mysius, Paul Guilhaume
Cinematography: Paul Guilhaume
Music: Florencia Di Concilio
Sound: Yolande Decarsin, Alexis Meynet, Victor Praud
Editing: Marie Loustalot
Production Design: Esther Mysius
Producer: Jean-Louis Livi, Fanny Yvonnet
Costumes: Rachel Raoult
Cast: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sally Drame, Swala Emati, Moustapha Mbengue, Daphné Patakia
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.