Wilderness (I) (2006)

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Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.



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Karly Greene ...
Dave's Father
John Travers ...
George Shane ...
Boat's Captain
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Counsellor John


In a juvenile detention center, the inmate Dave commits suicide after being abused with his friend Lindsay by the sociopath bullies Steve and Lewis under the indifference of the other cell-mates. The governor sends them to an uninhabited island to improve their relationships and characters under the command of the tough monitor Jed. They meet another camping with female delinquents under the command of veteran soldier Louise and they camp in another area. However, when they are attacked by a pack of dogs and a mysterious man with a cross-bow wearing camouflage, they join forces fighting to survive under the leadership of Callum. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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On this treacherous land, Justice and Power will battle for Supremacy See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 August 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A vadász  »

Box Office


£3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Louise talks about serving in the 7th Armoured Division in Basrah, Iraq. The 7th Armoured Division was disbanded after the second world war thus making it impossible for her to have served within this division. See more »


References Battle Royale (2000) See more »

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25 December 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

"Wilderness" is a fantastic film about several teens struggle for survival as they are hunted down by a at-first mysterious killer on a remote island where they have been taken to lean a different kind of lesson. You see, these teens are a group of young inmates at a prison / detention center for young offenders and after one of their cell-mates is found dead, their warden is forced to take them to this island to learn a thing or too. Instead, they end up fighting for their lives.

On the island though, the boys run into 2 girls and their own warden from another detention center. Neither of the two wardens are very happy about each other's group being there, but when one of the boys is found dead, they band together to fight for survival. Naturally, the two wardens are taken out by the killer first, so the kids, despite many of them disliking each other, constantly backstabbing each other and trying to out-do one another, must find a way to work together to stay alive.

"Wilderness" is a terrific premise, with an amazing sense of realism to it. The acting is fantastic, particularly from Toby Kebbell (Callum), Stephen Wight (Steve), Lenora Crichlow (Mandy) and Alex Reid (Louise). The deaths happen at appropriate times, and yes, they are gruesome and sometimes disturbing. The killer also has a pack of crazed dogs which he terrorises the teens with. It becomes obvious to both the teens and the audience who killer is, what his motif is, a standard fare in horror movies.

"Wilderness" is gripping and fast paced. I was glued to the screen for the entire film following the teens, working out who was trying to deceive who, and delving into the complex relationships with each other. The only disappointing part, which is quite minor, is that although the warden mentions what the kids are in prison for, you don't know who is in for what. The teens that survived are the ones that should have in my opinion.

Overall, a highly recommended horror which is fast paced, full of unusual characters, nasty deaths and a true struggle for survival.

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