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A single mother is plagued by the violent death of her husband and battles with her son’s night time fear of a shadowy monster. But soon, the story shifts from one of a mother driven nearly mad by her son’s obsessions to one of a woman possessed and nearly destroyed by loss. Pitched somewhere between a Roald Dahl yarn and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, the film has received an explosion of acclaim following its world premiere at Sundance 2014.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Jennifer Kent
Writers
Jennifer Kent
Producer
Kristian Moliere  Kristina Ceyton
Executive Producers
Jan Chapman  Jeff Harrison  Michael Tear  Jonathan Page
Dir. of Photography:
Radek Ladczuk
Editor:
Simon Njoo
Cast
Essie Davis - Noah Wiseman - Daniel Henshall - Hayley McElhinney - Barbara West - Ben Winspear
Production Completion Date
2013
Genre
Thriller
Production Company
Causeway Films Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Umbrella Entertainment
International Sales
eOne
Theatrical release
2014/05/22 (Australia)
Online release
2005/01/01 (Australia)
Video release
2014/10/31 (Australia)
Cable/Sat release
2015/04/22 (Australia)

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