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The Killer in Cursed Water

Directed by Laurent Ardoint & Stephane Duprat
Narrative Short
France | 15 min | 2020

Cindy and Quentin are spending a romantic week-end by a lake. But a killer is prowling and he could hide a greater threat.

The Killer in Cursed Water - Poster

The starting point is to make a parody, or rather a pastiche, of a horror film. But ultimately, it is much more than that…

The Killer in Cursed Water - Stephane Duprat

Stephane Duprat

The Killer in Cursed Water - Laurent Ardoint

Laurent Ardoint

Laurent Ardoint, Stephane Duprat

Laurent ARDOINT met STEPHANE DUPRAT in a film school in Paris . Together, they direct their first professional short movie « André Baston » in 1992. This film wins the Best Short Price at Cognac Thriller Film Festival and the Jury Price at the Chamrousse Comedy Film Festival. Their second movie « A la poursuite du Bargougnan » gets the Audience Award at the Meudon Comedy Film Festival. After a period where he produces shows for WebTV, Laurent writes sketches for One Man Show. In 2012, he writes and directs his first feature film « Who killed Cinderella ? » (Qui a tué Cendrillon ?). Stephane is also a comedian and a musician.

Film Information

Director: Laurent Ardoint, Stephane Duprat
Country: France
Year: 2020
Language: French
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: G


Writers: Laurent Ardoint, Stephane Duprat
Producer: Laurent Ardoint
Cinematography: Julien Gueraud
Sound: Nathan Sellam
Music: Stephane Duprat, Nathan Sellam

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