An intertwining story of murder and mystery across two decades. In the early twentieth century, several pregnant girls meet in a country house, where they have been sent to give birth and have their children adopted. The girls are never seen by outsiders again. Almost twenty years later, two historians return to the house to research the case, and when the disturbing truth is revealed, the dark story continues. Written by
The fan in Owen's office was created as an editing afterthought, as something to cut away to during the scene. The fan shot is completely 3D generated and animated. See more »
A modern car is visible in one shot through a background window, in an early scene in the dining room. See more »
They found the wife easy enough, that was no problem, she was in the living room with 18 stab wounds to her chest, it was the children they couldn't find. They spent ages looking, weeks, and almost gave up the search. Till an officer went back to the house, and smelt something odd coming from the fireplace. Looked up the chimney, he'd jammed the two children up there.
Fortunately for us they found all the bodies...
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An original script with surprisingly good acting performances, stunning black and white cinematography, creepy sound design and a string quartet musical score. The film makers made good use of their self financed budget, reminding me of the low budget noir films of early Hollywood. I watched this movie with a friend who didn't like the film as much as me, but being a classic film fan I really enjoyed it and highly recommend to any fans of art house cinema. The DVD also has loads of special features including a documentary about how they made the movie without any funding, which is useful if you're interested in making movies "on a shoestring".
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