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Eden Lake -- When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.
Eden Lake -- 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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Release Date:
12 September 2008 (Ireland) See more »
A weekend by the lake, with views to die for. See more »
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kelly Reilly ... Jenny

Michael Fassbender ... Steve
Tara Ellis ... Abi

Jack O'Connell ... Brett
Finn Atkins ... Paige
Jumayn Hunter ... Mark

Thomas Turgoose ... Cooper
James Burrows ... Harry
Tom Gill ... Ricky (as Thomas Gill)

Lorraine Bruce ... Tanya

Shaun Dooley ... Jon
James Gandhi ... Adam

Bronson Webb ... Reece

Lorraine Stanley ... Nat
Rachel Gleeves ... Mel (as Rachel Gleaves)
Mark Devenport ... Ashley

Alex Palmer ... Paul
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eliza Elkington ... Child in Classroom (uncredited)

Directed by
James Watkins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Watkins  written by

Produced by
Christian Colson .... producer
Richard Holmes .... producer
Ivana MacKinnon .... associate producer
Conor McCaughan .... executive producer
Diarmuid McKeown .... associate producer
Paul Ritchie .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Julyan 
Cinematography by
Christopher Ross (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jon Harris 
Casting by
Julie Harkin 
Production Design by
Simon Bowles 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Chugg 
Costume Design by
Keith Madden 
Makeup Department
Sophie Brice .... makeup artist
Sophie Bryce .... makeup artist
Stuart Conran .... special makeup effects artist
Clarice Gill .... assistant makeup artist
Paul Hyett .... prosthetic makeup designer
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics technician
Leah Mercieca .... special makeup effects artist
Kirstie Stanway .... makeup designer
Production Management
Jennifer Wynne .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Banks .... second assistant director
Joe Barlow .... additional third assistant director
Paul Bennett .... additional assistant director
Matt Carver .... first assistant director
Clare Glass .... third assistant director: dailies
Beatrice Manning .... third assistant director
Art Department
Gerry Atkinson .... props
Alex Boswell .... chargehand stand-by props
John Botton .... props
Matthew Broderick .... stand-by props
Roy Chapman .... property master
Lisa Chugg .... production buyer
Melloney Cunnell .... assistant art director
Simon Duric .... storyboard artist
Robert Haynes .... stand-by art director
Ruth Pickard .... art department assistant
Ben Vokes .... art runner: reshoots
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... foley editor
Ben Barker .... supervising sound editor
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist
Sandy Buchanan .... foley recordist
James Corless .... sound mix technician
Nina Hartstone .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Andrea King .... foley artist
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Ivor Talbot .... sound mixer
Ian Tapp .... sound re-recording mixer
Tarn Willers .... boom operator
Kieron Wolfson .... sound mixer (second unit) (as Kieron Teather)
Special Effects by
Richard Magrin .... special effects technician
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor
Nick Smith .... special effects technician
Chris Watson .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Håkan Blomdahl .... digital artist: Filmgate
Zachary Bloom .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
Matthew Bristowe .... digital lab producer: MPC
Paul Burke .... scanning and recording: Framestore
James Cundill .... IQ editor
Alec Feegrade .... film recording
Max Horton .... colourist
Mathias Larserud .... visual effects artist
Jaime Leonard .... on-line editor
Linus Lindbalk .... digital artist: Filmgate
Begoña Lopez .... digital lab producer: MPC
Emelie Nilsson .... digital artist: Filmgate
Jacob Otterström .... digital artist: Filmgate (as Jacob Svensson)
Lee Rankin .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
Sean Wheelan .... visual effects producer: FILMGATE
Pat Wintersgill .... online editor
Richard Bradshaw .... stunt coordinator
Tony Christian .... stunt double
Rick English .... stunt double: Michael Fassbender
Belinda McGinley .... stunt double
Andy Wareham .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Theo Berman .... camera trainee
James Chesterton .... camera trainee
Philippe Cointepas .... focus puller: dailies
Johann Cruickshank .... best boy: re-shoots
Warwick Drucker .... key grip
Stuart Hurst .... gaffer: re-shoots
Sebastian Lamb .... camera runner
Andy McBrearty .... gaffer
Barry McCullagh .... electrician
Richard Miles .... electrician
Mike Parker .... aerial cameraman
James Perry .... additional clapper loader
Ang Richards .... second assistant camera
Ang Richards .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Taylor .... Steadicam operator
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Nick Wall .... still photographer
Jimmy Ward .... second assistant camera: second unit
John Watters .... camera operator: "b" camera
Peter Wignall .... additional photography
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Laver .... key costume stand-by
Holly Smart .... costume stand-by
Editorial Department
Siobhan Boyes .... post-production coordinator
Tamsin Jeffrey .... first assistant editor
Laura Jennings .... assistant editor
Music Department
Lee Harris .... music supervisor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
Alison Wright .... score coordinator: Air Edel
Transportation Department
Martin Alderdice .... picture car coordinator
Steve Rivenell .... unit driver: Michael Fassbender
Other crew
David Barr .... floor runner
Ajay Bhatt .... medic
Caroline Bowker .... script supervisor
Nicky Coats .... production accountant
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Lara Davis .... production secretary
Kathryn Deighan .... runner
Jenny Dowdell .... floor runner
Elton Farla .... medical coordinator
Lee Francis .... production assistant
Dorothee Freytag .... location assistant: re-shoots
Colin Giles .... location security
Sam Holmes .... floor runner
Ian Hutchinson .... location scout
Timur Karamolla .... trainee runner
Steve Mortimore .... location manager
Sarah Parfitt .... delivery paperwork coordinator
Asha Sharma .... assistant location manager: re-shoots
Joss Spry .... runner
Katherine Tibbetts .... production coordinator
Ben Vokes .... runner
Jason Wheeler .... location manager

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Revealing mistakes: When the gang members have found Cooper dead, in one shot you can see his chest rise.See more »
Brett:Follow the blood!See more »
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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967)See more »


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142 out of 249 people found the following review useful.
Crackingly realistic UK 'chav' horror, 14 September 2008
Author: juboy70 from United Kingdom

From start to finish this film is a masterclass in confronting our views on revenge and on how we choose which 'side' to be on in any given situation.

The two adult leads are almost immediately plunged into a nightmare where children have the upper hand and where respect for adults is thrown out of the window yet the adults still view the amoral, feral youth as children (at least initially).

Eden Lake plays as virtually a documentary of Britain in 2008 and as a film gives us a stark reflection of what is happening in this country today. The only difference being that Eden Lake takes place in the countryside while the real violence in the UK takes place on our city streets.

James Watkins has managed to create real tension, real suspense and some real terror in his directorial debut. So many UK horror films come with great expectations and so many fail, but with Eden Lake, Watkins has crafted a contemporary film that is instilled with the nastiness and vicious spirit of 70s/early 80s horror such as 'Last House on the Left'.

Disturbing, challenging, thought provoking and downright electrifying in places, this is one of the best horror films of the past few years and one of the best British films this decade.

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