Synopsis: James Furlong, motherless, discovered an extraordinary gift by accident which caused the death of his father and his grandmother. Shocked by the mysterious power he has discovered, James isolates himself in a forest to avoid hurting his family and decides to live there. A few years later, a girl named Mae takes refuge in the same forest because of an incurable disease. The two young people meet and fall in love. Their union allows James to discover unsuspected powers.
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Director(s): Agnès Merlet
Production: Wild Bunch Distribution
  1 win.
88 min

There are some things

we can hide from...

things we can leave behind.

and there are other

things that are inside us,

carried with us,

wherever we go.

Things that are

a part of us,

before we've even

left the womb.



Don't worry, Cathy.

Everything's going to be all right.!

I suppose every family

has its own share of quirks.

But the Furlongs were always

a little more peculiar than most.

Just like Philip's father,

Charlie Furlong.

One day, Charlie saw something

he never wanted to see.

Something that had

a profound effect on him.

Ever since then, whenever

he thought about sex

Charlie Furlong went blind

for 37 minutes.

Mr. Charlie Furlong?

Yes, Mrs. Charlotte Furlong?

I'm ready for you.

It caused him a

lifetime of problems,

not least on his wedding night.

Their son,


also had an ability.

Like Charlie...

Open your mouth.

and all the Furlong

men before him...

he, too, had a strange gift.

Whenever he got frightened

it knocks out everything

electrical around him.

This should not have

been a problem for him.


Cathy, you still with me, Love?

Oh my God!

Help me, Philip.

Cathy Furlong passed away

before she even saw her baby.

But she had already

chosen a name:


if it was a girl.

And if it was a boy...

James Furlong.

By the time he

was ten years old,

James Furlong had

lost his grandfather, too.

Charlie Furlong died

in a car accident.

He passed an advertisement

for a Wonderbra...

then crashed straight

into a tree.

Look, but don't touch,

you'll ruin his makeup.

Look, here is the first time

I saw you in a photograph.

Having lost her husband

and daughter-in-law,

James' grandmother regarded

the Furlong Condition

as nothing short of a curse.

And she was worried about

its potential for James.

It was she who tried to warn

him about his family history.

She moved in and

home schooled James,

keeping a close eye on him.

Come on, James, it's easy!

But instead of listening to her,

James secretly wished

that he, too, had an ability.

Like walking through walls,

or bionic strength,

or, the ability to fly.

Where the hell have you been?


I got kicked.


But who?

There's something wrong with the cow.


what happened?

What did you do, poison 'em?

Calm down, Philip.

Don't tell me to calm down!

Half the herd is lyin' dead out there.

Even the f***in' grass is dead!

What are you talking about?

I knew there was

something wrong with you

from the day you were born!

- Come back here!

- Oh, Philip, Philip.

Get out of the car!

How dare you even

set foot in there!

You ruined everything!

What did you do?

Oh, don't worry, James,

it's only temporary,

until we find a nice family for you.

C'mon, kids. Keep it going!

Keep it going!

Ah, don't be scared,

that's just Tinker,

He's a sweetie. He'll be fine

once he get to know you.

This is the dormitory

and that is going to be your bed,

where I'm sure you'll

be very comfortable.

And why aren't you boys

at hurling practice, huh?


This is James.

and I want you to make him

feel very welcome here.


Yes, Mrs. Moore.



Could you please take

our new friend down to

the laundry room and

make sure he's given

something good

and warm to wear.

Yes, Mrs. Moore.

Now, run along!

Here, you can wear this.

It looks good.

Where's your clothes go?

Hey, gorgeous,

where you hidden your cunny?

Come on, let's go.

Come on, Liam, then.

They're so stupid!

They always hide

them in the same place.

Thank you.

Look who's robbing

the kitchen again?

You want some jelly?

Go get them, fagot!

Hurry up, Furlong!

Move your ass!

- Liam! Run!

- Shut your f***ing mouth.

Last night an incident took place.

A very serious incident,

that involved the death of one

of our family here at St. Jude's.

Coach Hanley's beloved dog Tinker.

Quiet, Boys!

This is no laughing matter,

believe you me!

I wish to speak to each and every

single one of you individually today

to find out exactly what happened.

And Kevin, you can

take that smirk off you

face and come with me.

I think I'll start with you.

You little f***er.

I should have squealed on you.

Why did you let him go?


- Kill him!

- You killed that dog for me.

You're gonna pay for it!

Stay out of it!

Kick the life out of him, Kevin! Yeah!



Okay, now, we're just gonna

take a look at these stitches.

So if you want to, just hold

this back for me there.


It's all right, Baby,

it's the last one.

Stitches look good!

Gorgeous, aren't they?

Mountain people think

I had a cesarean section.

What do you think?

I'm afraid the incision's rather bigger

than we normally do for a cesarean.

Well, I'll just say

I had a giant baby, then!

Be serious for a second, will you!

What the verdict, Doctor?

Are we out of the woods yet?

Would you excuse us for a moment, Mae?

I don't think

she's going to recover.

How long, Doctor?

Well, it's really

anybody's guess. Could be

3 weeks, could be 3 months.

The most important thing we can do

is make her feel as

comfortable as possible.

Oh, my God!

- Hi, Liam.

- Oh, hi.

You're looking

better today.

The wonders of makeup!

So, um...

What did the doctor say?

They gonna operate again.

No, he says I've made

a miraculous recovery,

and I can go home whenever I want.

Then what are you

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Nick Vincent Murphy

Nick Vincent Murphy (born 23 October 1977) is an Irish screenwriter and novelist. He is best known for his work on the TV comedy series Moone Boy (2012–15), the feature film Hideaways (2011), and the Moone Boy novels. more…

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