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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 »
9 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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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 they crash against the tree and Steve gets stuck, you can see that there is no branch going through the car's window.See more »
Brett:Follow the blood!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Bonnie and Clyde (1967)See more »


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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Lame and seen before, 12 February 2011
Author: mac2104 from Croatia

Well, first of all, I would like to say that I watched many movies in my time and this is the first review I'm writing so I apologize in advance if I do or write something wrong. When I read the basic storyline I was intrigued so I asked my friends who watched this movie if it was any good and I got sort of mixed answers so I decided to watch it myself. The first part of the movie created the suspense that was yet to be discovered in the second part and I kind of enjoyed it. The second part was what I really didn't like. I read in some previous reviews that reviewers couldn't predict the end of the movie or predicted wrong. For me this wasn't the case, and for me watching this movie was like watching the same thing that I watched over and over again. The couple being hunted and terrorized, after they've been given a thousand chances to escape they are still coming back, when they finally escape there must be something that keeps them in that forsaken town, and so on and so forth. And lately, I'm starting to realize that meaningless violence is starting to appear in almost every movie, and this one is not exception. I can process when there are some disgusting scenes but when the whole movie is based on violence, I really don't see the point in making these kind of films. Acting was the only thing that satisfied me and kept me in my seat through the whole movie. Kelly Reilly was good as usual but Jack O'Connell as the twisted boy Brett was the one who really carried out the film. Some people say that provocative movie is a good movie and in general I agree but this one made me so angry that I really can't find the way to give it good score. I don't know if this movie was regarded as a horror/thriller or something else but, for me, there wasn't a single scary moment in it. There is one good thing about this movie... It made me so mad that I had to put my feelings on "paper", it broke my writers blockade so to speak so I'm thankful for that.

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