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The Dark (2005)

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 bears a startling resemblance to Sarah.

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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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£3,000,000 (estimated)

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$773,079 (Brazil) (13 January 2006)
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The movie borrows many story line elements from The Ring (2002) and Silent Hill (2006). In the latter case, there's even similar casting with Sean Bean as the Father. See more »

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During the water splashing scenes, you can see water on the camera lens. See more »

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Adèlle: She's been dead for fifty years, and now she's here. Explain that to me!
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enjoyably suspenseful
3 April 2006 | by (Lampeter - United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK while not a great film it is very suspenseful. i saw this movie almost 3 month's ago at the Cardiff film festival an i can tell u that the cinema was packed an at the end of the film it got a great applause because of the suspense it held throughout the film! on the whole a throughly enjoyable film i found this too be a film with a level of suspense that i have not seen in many supposed thrillers in a number of years. yes i'll agree that the film didn't have a storyline that truly linked together but this is becoming a much more common trend in many films now. Also the film is made all the more enjoyable because it is a British made film showing the quality of films that can come out of this country when we try to make a good film.


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