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Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

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Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple's peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple's belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods. Written by Pathe International

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They wanted to get away from it all. Instead, they found... See more »

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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12 September 2008 (UK)  »

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£192,027 (UK) (12 September 2008)

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$5,824 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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Throughout the movie the amount of blood and dirt on Jenny and Steve can change instantly. An example is when Jenny and Steve are hiding underneath the wooden hut (in the lake.) In one shot Steve's chin dips into the lake and this causes his chin to become mostly clean from dried blood and dirt. But in the next shot all the dried blood and dirt is suddenly back covering his entire face. See more »

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Brett: Follow the blood!
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Have your brain raped in 91 minutes
4 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie sounded promising especially as we thought Miacheal Fassbender could hardly be found in a bad movie. Oh, we were wroooong! The big emphasis on the innocence of the character of Jenny and the kindergarten with all the sweet kids should have tipped us off, but oh no! we were keen to go on.

The movie goes on for several scenes through the exact same routine of the movies of similar themes. Nothing happening on the first night, the couple underestimating the threats and taking every sign and red flag for granted etc. Still at this point that could be overlooked as this is the kind of movie you've picked to watch after all.

However, very quickly the story takes a huge unreasonable turn and just keeps going downward in a path were nothing can be explained by any rules of reason whatsoever, to the point were you are enraged with being taken advantage of in this way and having your nerves wrecked for no reason.

As luck would have it, things don't even pick up near the end and just when you think this movies has hurt your mind enough, you will be tossed into an unbelievavle blackhole of mental torture, and then some. I find it very hard to imagine what demographic exactly would enjoy this movie. The cast and crew maybe?!


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