What was meant to be the African jungle in this silent Hollywood motion picture was actually the Atchafalaya Basin. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the film, reports finding another corpse in the Atchafalaya Swamp near the movie set, Robicheaux starts another investigation, believing the corpse to be the remains of a black man who he saw being murdered 35 years before. Other honorable mentions filmed locally include B-horror flicks The Blob (1988),  Zombie Farm (2009) and Swamp Shark (2011). In the Electric Mist ( 1,365 ) IMDb 6.1 1h 42min 2009 X-Ray R While on an investigation into a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux (Jones) navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster "Baby Feet" Balboni (John Goodman). The pair head there. And if you are a fan of HBO's Treme, you may remember this scene, which was filmed just up the road in Eunice. In the Electric Mist (French title: Dans la brume électrique) is a 2009 Franco-American mystery drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier, written by Jerzy Kromolowski and Mary Olson-Kromolowski based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke, and stars Tommy Lee Jones in the lead role of Louisiana police detective Dave Robicheaux. A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq. "[6] It opened on 15 April 2009 in France to positive reviews[7] while reviews for the American version were mostly positive (64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes). An FBI deep-woods tracker attempts to capture a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans. The clues seem to point to Julie "Baby Feet" Balboni (John Goodman), whose ties with the mafia had caused Dave and him to drift apart and become enemies. Having drank the bayou water early on, I've remained here for seven years writing about what makes South Louisiana a place like no other. Dave arrests Doucet using a planted knife as evidence, but Doucet gets out on bail and kidnaps Dave's young daughter Alafair. Filmmakers beautifully shot portions of the film in the old Evangeline Downs track, now a new horse-training facility in north Lafayette Parish. Iberia Parish's Sheriff Detective Dave Robicheaux (Tommy Lee Jones) is investigating the murder of a young woman and has a chance encounter with a pair of Hollywood stars, Elrod Sykes (Peter Sarsgaard) and his girlfriend Kelly Drummond (Kelly Macdonald). It was shown twice on just one evening in author Burke's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the film, reports finding another corpse in the Atchafalaya Swamp near the movie set, Robicheaux starts another investigation, believing the corpse to be the remains of a black man who he saw being murdered 35 years before. The deep, dark, sultry bowels of Louisiana. We see a close-up of the photo; standing in the back, among the Confederate soldiers, is Dave Robicheaux. Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. No. Duvall and production crew chose St. Martinville as the main film location for this powerful drama, which also shines the talent of Fawcett and Billy Bob Thornton. 3) In the Electric Mist (2009) Director: Bertrand Tavernier In the Electric Mist (2009) Image courtesy of IMDB.com. (The Supermarket) 23 of 23 found this interesting. The film was released on DVD on 3 March 2009 and sold 104,902 units which brought in $1,905,214 in revenue. anonymous. Shot in several locations around Acadiana along the Bayou Teche, this film is based on one of several detective novels by notable author and New Iberia native, James Lee Burke. Newman stars as an L.A. detective for hire to is sent to South Louisiana to look into a threat against his client, Mrs. Deveroux. The story of three people from the same suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day. the Extra-Terrestrial. Was this review helpful to you? [2], The film has never been released cinematically in the United States; only in Europe and Asia. Months later, Dave, who had stopped seeing visions of General Hood after the case was solved determines that he was a figment of his imagination, a lingering spirit to help him through the most difficult case of his life. Film locations include Baton Rouge, New Orleans and rural portions on Jeanerette (as Penn's character Willie Stark meets with farmers along the campaign trail). Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. Use the HTML below. Extras were chosen from the community to have background roles in the film. Meanwhile, Dave's home life is disrupted by Elrod and Kelly, who begin turning up regularly, almost every time with Elrod being drunk. Each year, Lafayette also plays host to two internationally recognized film festivals. Just consider it what not do on the dance floor at Blue Moon Saloon. A South Florida native, I was thrust into Cajun/Creole country by way of the newspaper business. Starring Robert Duvall and Farrah Fawcett. He was elected as a US Senator and assassinated in 1935. Filming Locations: Albania Plantation - 1842 LA 182 E., Jeanerette, Louisiana, USA See more » Written by On the last occasion that Dave sees General Hood, the general and a few of his Confederate comrades are breaking camp and preparing to leave. Dave gives Kelly his coat, as it is pouring rain, and a mysterious gunman shoots her in the chest, mistaking her for him. But it's not action film intensity, it's the intensity of the pursuit of justice. Filmed in areas around Acadiana, particularly St. Martinville, this mid-80s Hollywood take on the early life of the Acadians is still shown at local screenings from time to time. [5] In 2009, the director's cut version won the Grand Prix at the first "Festival International du Film Policier de Beaune", which is the continuation of the "Festival du Film Policier de Cognac. Starring Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, and James Gandolfini. The owner of a 1930s nightclub loses control of his life amid love triangles and too much debt. Layers of corruption … This past summer (2018), Lafayette was the location for three film productions, one which transformed downtown into a holiday wonderland for an upcoming Hallmark Channel Christmas movie. In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo. Dave goes to investigate while remembering a murder he had witnessed as a teenager where a chained prisoner was shot in the swamp and disappeared into the bog. Film locations include the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge and downtown Lake Charles. The rural parts of New Orleans … As the story ends, Alafair is looking through a book on the Civil War when she comes across a photograph of General Hood and his soldiers. Army National Guardsmen crew find themselves training deep in the Atchafalaya swamp, only to be hunted down by inhospitable (OK, downright blood-thirsty), backwater Cajuns. Southern Screen is held for four days in various venues in the fall. [11], The film opened at fourth place in DVD rentals for the week of 2–8 March 2009, with a rental index of 61.21. There is even a downright cringe-worthy scene where the surviving guards witness a village "Cajun dance" by their swamp-dwelling captures. Elrod moves in for a while so Dave can be his AA sponsor. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? (2009). Dave plants a throw-away pistol on the unarmed villain to ensure that she is cleared of any charges of murdering him. Starring Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Alan Autry, and Peter Coyote. 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