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The Dark (2005)

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In mourning over the tragic drowning of their daughter Sarah, James and Adèle are visited by Ebrill, a young girl who claims she died 60 years ago ... and bares a startling resemblance to Sarah.

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Cast overview:
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Adèlle
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Dafydd
Sophie Stuckey ...
Sarah
Abigail Stone ...
Ebril
Richard Elfyn ...
Rowan
Casper Harvey ...
Young Dafydd
Eluned Jones ...
Doctor
Gwenyth Petty ...
Librarian
Robin Griffith ...
Police Inspector
Mike Keggen ...
Rib Skipper
Tonya Smith ...
Main Stumblehead Martyr
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Storyline

While in Wales visiting her husband James, Adèlle tries to fix her relationship with her teenager daughter Sarah. They see a weird memorial without the plate and with the name "Annwyn" marked, and the local Dafydd explains that this would be the place where people go after dying in accordance with the Welsh mythology. Later, Sarah vanishes on the beach and the daughter of the local fanatic shepherd, Ebrill, who died fifty years ago, appears in her place. Adele makes a research trying to find how to rescue her daughter from Annway. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One of the living for one of the dead.


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Rated R for some violent/disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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26 January 2006 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,297 (Mexico) (21 July 2006)

Gross:

$74,297 (Mexico) (21 July 2006)
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The concept of "Annwn" (Annwyn) is not made up especially for the film or the book on which it was based. "Annwn" is an underworld or other world found in Welsh legend, a land of the dead. It is said to lay far in the west and could be accessed by the living through a door located at the mouth of the Severn once a year. Surviving from pre-Christian Celtic mythology, it's neither Heaven nor Hell in the Christian sense, humans can enter spiritually or corporeally. This is the first film about Annwn. See more »

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Wasn't as scary as suggested but still pretty good!!
7 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Dark shocked me really, after seeing the trailer on TV my initial thoughts were that it was going to be a genuinely scary film, however after watching it, it appears it is not as much scary as it is strange!

The concept of it will seem pretty weird to you but it actually works, however there are times in it where the acting is pretty sketchy. I think all in all this film will appeal to people who like a bit of the supernatural or spiritual stuff, and maybe not as much to the people who like a really scary horror flick.

Hat off to Sean Bean, i like most of the films he's in, and Maria Bello does make viewing slightly more pleasant. Some will like it, some won't. Would definitely watch again though.


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