High Tension

2003 UR 1h 35m DVD

High Tension

2003 UR 1h 35m DVD
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Students Marie (Cécile de France) and Alex (Maïwenn Le Besco) have no idea of the horrors that await them when they head off to a remote country home to study for their upcoming exams and a psychopathic stranger attacks, tying up Alex and taking her away. It's up to Marie to save her friend -- but first, she must figure out what's really going on. Philippe Nahon co-stars in this twisty-turny tale of terror.
Cécile De France, Maïwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun, Andrei Finti, Oana Pellea, Marco Claudiu Pascu, Jean-Claude de Goros, Bogdan Uritescu, Gabriel Spahiu
Alexandre Aja
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
UR -
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is not for children. It contains multiple horrific murders (by knives, axes, circular saws, and other sharp implements, as well as a shotgun), frightening and frequent jump scenes, a long shot of a girl in the shower, a girl's masturbation, a dead dog, drinking, smoking, cursing, an implied blow job (below a truck window frame) by a decapitated head. Lesbianism is associated with insanity.

Sexual Content

Girl masturbates in her bed, implied oral sex in a truck (with a severed head), blood makes girls' t-shirts cling to their bodies.


Slasher movie: lots of dead, dismembered, bloody bodies.


Translated from French.

Social Behavior

Serial killer with dirty fingernails.


Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters smoke and drink.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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