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Powerful supernatural forces are unleashed when a young architect (Kelly Reilly) becomes pregnant after moving to an isolated and mysterious valley to build a house. And when the ... See full summary »

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Nicolas Roeg

Writers:

Dan Weldon, Fay Weldon (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kelly Reilly ... Liffey
Miranda Richardson ... Mabs Tucker
Rita Tushingham ... Molly
Oscar Pearce Oscar Pearce ... Richard
William Houston ... Tucker
Donald Sutherland ... Lars
Leona Igoe ... Audrey
Tina Kellegher ... Carol
Pat Deery ... Dr.Holmes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Byatt Mark Byatt ... Polish Laborour
Caoimhe Gilsenan Caoimhe Gilsenan ... Becky
Laoise Gilsenan Laoise Gilsenan ... Juliet
Elaine Gormley Elaine Gormley ... Nurse
Julie Kinsella Julie Kinsella ... Radiologist
Suzanne McAuley Suzanne McAuley ... Radiologist
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Powerful supernatural forces are unleashed when a young architect (Kelly Reilly) becomes pregnant after moving to an isolated and mysterious valley to build a house. And when the neighbouring farmers take against the unborn child, it's her very survival that is threatened. Written by Wild Bunch Distribution

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some violent/bloody images | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Filhos do Oculto See more »

Filming Locations:

Northern Ireland, UK See more »

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Budget:

£2,600,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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A thorough disappointment
16 July 2007 | by AbigailspartySee all my reviews

Nic Roeg, Miranda Richardson, Rita Tushingham, Donald Sutherland - there were a lot of reasons to go and see this film. However, (and I'm holding back here) - this is the worst kind of unadulterated nonsense I've seen in a long time. It gives me no pleasure to slate this director and cast, but what were they doing? It's a complete mess of a film, highly insulting to it's audience's intelligence and I can't imagine what Nicolas Roeg was thinking of. Obviously these high caliber actors were well paid for the trip to Monaghan, Ireland - but what it was doing being shot there is anybody's guess. The original novel by Fay Weldon set the rural community as Somerset; the film screenplay by her son Dan Weldon doesn't even bother to adjust to it's Irish setting. A focal point is Odin's stone - a Norse god! This film looks set for minority interest; a once great director fallen on his sword, and for the dubious sexual scenes horribly overacted by the floundering cast.


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