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Wake Wood -- The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.


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25 March 2011 (Ireland) See more »
Beware Those You Love the Most See more »
The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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This movie is a cross between "Pet Sematary", "The Village of the Damned" and "The Omen". See more (46 total) »


  (in credits order)

Aidan Gillen ... Patrick

Eva Birthistle ... Louise

Timothy Spall ... Arthur
Ella Connolly ... Alice
Ruth McCabe ... Peggy O'Shea

Brian Gleeson ... Martin O'Shea (as Briain Gleeson)
Amelia Crowley ... Mary Brogan
Dan Gordon ... Mick O'Shea
Tommy McArdle ... Tommy
John McArdle ... Ben
Aoife Meagher ... Deirdre
Siobhán O'Brien ... Pharmacy Customer
Alice McCrea ... Lady Customer
Johnny Fortune ... Mechanic
John Hand ... Arthur's Helper 1
Darragh Hand ... Arthur's Helper 2
Steven McDonnell ... Boy in field
Simple The Bull ... The Bull

Directed by
David Keating 
Writing credits
Brendan McCarthy (story)

Brendan McCarthy (screenplay) and
David Keating (screenplay)

Produced by
Natasha Banke .... line producer: Sweden
Ben Holden .... co-executive producer: Exclusive Film Distribution
Patrick Irwin .... co-executive producer: Exclusive Film Distribution
Ralf Ivarsson .... co-producer: Film i Skåne
Alan Maher .... production executive: Irish Film Board
Brendan McCarthy .... producer
John McDonnell .... producer
Allan Niblo .... co-executive producer: Vertigo Films
Simon Oakes .... executive producer: Exclusive Film Distribution
Magnus Paulsson .... co-producer
Rupert Preston .... co-executive producer: Vertigo Films
Marc Schipper .... executive producer: Exclusive Film Distribution
Original Music by
Michael Convertino 
Cinematography by
Chris Maris (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dermot Diskin 
Tim Murrell 
Casting by
Maureen Hughes 
Production Design by
John Hand 
Art Direction by
Owen Power 
Costume Design by
Louise Stanton 
Makeup Department
Eloise Anson .... assistant makeup artist
Liz Byrne .... makeup artist
Deirdre Fitzgerald .... hair stylist: Swedish shoot
Deirdre Fitzgerald .... makeup artist: Swedish shoot
Kaj Grönberg .... makeup supervisor
Katarina Kovacs .... makeup artist
Deirdre Fitzgerald .... prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Steven Davenport .... production manager
Tim Morris .... post-production supervisor
Michael Reuter .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Harrison .... third assistant director
Medb Johnstone .... trainee assistant director
Marcus Lynch .... second assistant director
Rosai Mc Carthy .... third assistant director (as Rosaí McCarthy)
Nick McCarthy .... first assistant director
Jonathan Quinlan .... trainee assistant director (as Johnathon Quinlan)
Art Department
Daniel Bonarelli .... model maker
Ulf Bruxe .... carpenter: Swedish shoot
Malin Kihlberg .... property master: Swedish shoot
Malin Kihlberg .... set designer: Swedish shoot
Chan Kin .... property master
Ciara McKenna .... trainee art department
Cheryl Rock .... props buyer assistant
Kieran Shellard .... prop dresser
Zeljko Zack Vymazal .... stand-by props (as Zack Zel Jkovymazal)
Ian Wallis .... trainee props
Noel Walsh .... prop buyer
Daniel Shiels .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Felix Andriessens .... sound designer
Felix Andriessens .... supervising sound editor
Buster Blaesild .... sound: Swedish shoot
Anders Degerberg .... sound mixer
Adele Fletcher .... adr editor
Lars Ginzel .... sound effects editor
Michael Müller .... foley editor
Günther Röhn .... foley artist
John Rönnerblad .... boom operator (as John Nilsson)
Martin Schinz .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominik Schleier .... dialogue editor
Naomi Dandridge .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Tom Deane .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Anders Degerberg .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Magnus Gillberg .... special effects: Swedish shoot
Gerry Johnston .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Britt Dunse .... title designer
John Kennedy .... flame compositor
Richard Merrigan .... digital effects
Florian Obrecht .... digital effects supervisor: Sweden
Florian Obrecht .... visual effects lead artist
Andreas Schellenberg .... visual effects supervisor
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
William Cash .... electrician
Billy Cooley .... electrician
C.J. Dempsey .... genny operator
Con Dempsey .... gaffer
Ewa Gerström .... clapper loader
Set Jonasson .... gaffer: Swedish shoot
Set Jonasson .... grip: Swedish shoot
Robbie Kelly .... camera trainee
Robbie Kelly .... grip
Jesper Lindgren .... still photographer
Ed Lindsley .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ed Lindsley .... focus puller
Steve O'Brien .... crane operator
Jj Rolfe .... camera operator: second unit
Stevie Russell .... camera operator: second unit
Adam Tsan .... crane operator
Suzana Zalodar .... camera operator: second unit
Casting Department
Thyrza Ging .... casting assistant
Clare McGinley .... casting assistant
Anja Schmidt .... casting: Swedish shoot
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jo Mapp .... costume supervisor
William McGovern .... costume trainee
Josefin Sandling .... wardrobe: Swedish shoot
Editorial Department
John McDonnell .... first assistant editor
Eimear Okane .... post-production coordinator
Jean Rice .... post-production coordinator
Andreas Schellenberg .... post-production producer
Kevin Shaw .... digital color grader
Gregor Wille .... digital intermediate supervisor
Music Department
Garvan Browne .... musician: theremin (as Garvin Browne)
Sophie Delaque .... musician: violin
Sean Keating .... additional music recordist
P. Daniel Newman .... composer: additional music (as Daniel Newman)
P. Daniel Newman .... music editor (as Daniel Newman)
Rodion Raskolnikov .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Euni Britton .... additional driver
Stephen Moss .... additional driver
Tony Mullally .... driver: actors
Mick Murphy .... driver: minibus
Other crew
Steve Batts .... shake choreographer
Lorcan Berney .... location assistant
Aoife Bland .... unit nurse
John Bridson .... additional legal services: Exclusive Film Distribution
Mark Byrne .... business affairs executive: Irish Film Board
Mark Byrne .... legal executive: Irish Film Board
Neil Calder .... completion bond: Film Finances Ltd.
Therese Caldwell .... facility coordinator
Susann Chandler .... production assistant
Anna-Maria Ní Chathasaigh .... script supervisor (as Anna Maria Ní Chathasaigh)
Tara Clancy .... account assistant
Rory Mac Dermott .... production accountant
Stephen Fearon .... facilities
Patrick Fisher .... facilities
Emer Fitzpatrick .... account assistant
Peter FitzPatrick .... production insurance: Media Insurance Brokers (as Peter Fitzpatrick)
Johnny Fortune .... facilities
Noelle Gibbons .... runner
John Gleeson .... financing and tax advisor
Lucinda Glynn .... production assistant
Peter Gustafsson .... film consultant: Swedish Film Institute
Marie Henderson .... tutor: Ella Connolly
Tim Johnson .... legal services: Exclusive Film Distribution
Jurate Kaminskaite .... body double: Swedish shoot
Jurate Kaminskaite .... craft service: Swedish shoot
Jonathan Kelly .... production lawyer: Philip Lee & Co.
Stephen Loane .... location animal and effects resources
Rachel Lysaght .... production coordinator
Anna Maris .... body double: Swedish shoot
Deirdre Martin .... tutor: Ella Connolly
Ray McCormack .... electronic press kit
Donal McWeeney .... location assistant
Rita Moloney .... animal handler
Peter Mårtensson .... dog trainer
David Nilsson .... runner: Swedish shoot
Thilde Nilsson .... body double: Swedish shoot
Rossa O'Neill .... assistant location manager
Brendan O'Sullivan .... location manager
John O'Sullivan .... production insurance: Media Insurance Brokers
Mary Owens .... animal handler
Josefin Sandling .... body double: Swedish shoot
Anders Sjölin .... body double: Swedish shoot
Emily Spence .... legal services: Exclusive Film Distribution
Jonas Tarestad .... body double: Swedish shoot
Jonas Tarestad .... production assistant: Swedish shoot
Tobias Thuresson .... runner: Swedish shoot
Agneta von Platen .... body double: Swedish shoot
Roger Wallace .... consultant: veterinary
Jörgen Andréason .... thanks
Jeanie Beare .... thanks
Ray Beare .... thanks
Amanda Bell .... thanks
Katrine Boorman .... thanks
Matt Branton .... thanks
Patrick Britton .... thanks (as Pat Britton)
Ray Britton .... thanks
Garvan Browne .... thanks (as Garvin Browne)
Eleni Chandrinou .... thanks: i2i
Anwar Chentoufi .... thanks
Jocelyn Clarke .... very special thanks: The National Film School at IADT Dun Loaghaire
Kevin Cooney .... thanks
Superintendant Dennedy .... thanks
Aideen Doherty .... thanks
Dessie Egan .... thanks (as Dessie and Staff at the Pettigo Inn)
Sara Faulkner .... thanks
Paul Freaney .... very special thanks: The National Film School at IADT Dun Loaghaire
Elizabeth Gageby .... thanks
Grace Gageby .... thanks
Marcus Galvin .... thanks
Declan Gillespie .... thanks
Fionnuala Gilmartin .... thanks
Karin Brunk Holmqvist .... thanks
Dave Hughes .... thanks
Molly Hughes .... thanks
Greg Hunt .... thanks
Stephen Loane .... thanks (as Steven Loane)
Stephanie Lodola .... thanks
Maura Logue .... thanks
Jonathan Loughran .... special thanks
Lara Madden .... thanks
Anna Maris .... thanks
Anne-Marie McDonnell .... thanks (as Anne Marie McDonnell)
Teresa McGrane .... thanks
Natasha McGrath .... thanks: Association for the Development of Pettigo & Tullyhommon
John McKeon .... thanks
Declan Mills .... thanks
Richard Mohan .... thanks (as Fr. Mohan & the Staff at Lough Derg)
Janet Moran .... thanks
Maura Moss .... thanks: Association for the Development of Pettigo & Tullyhommon
Charlotta Nilsson .... thanks
Ciara O'Gorman .... thanks
The People of Pettigo .... thanks (as The People of Pettigo Co. Donegal)
Simon Perry .... thanks
Nic Ransome .... thanks
Mary Redmond .... thanks: Association for the Development of Pettigo & Tullyhommon
Jean Rice .... very special thanks: The National Film School at IADT Dun Loaghaire
Laura Rourke .... thanks
Kay Scorah .... thanks
Agneta von Platen .... thanks
Wilhelm von Platen .... thanks

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Rated R for bloody violence including disturbing images, and brief sexuality
90 min
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In fact, early in the film, the car they are driving is a Saab, but the steering wheel is from an Audi.See more »
Continuity: In the first hour of the movie a silver Irish reg Saab is the family car but in the last 20 minutes a black Northern Irish reg Audi is the family car.See more »
[repeated line]
Arthur:[to a resurrected Alice] Back to the trees and into the woods
Arthur:[about a now possessed Alice] Don't look at her
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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
This movie is a cross between "Pet Sematary", "The Village of the Damned" and "The Omen"., 5 July 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

Patrick (Gillen) and Louise (Birthistle) are a happy couple with a daughter named Alice (Connolly). One morning, on her way to school, she stops by her dad's office (her father is a veterinarian) and is viciously attacked by a dog, killing her. Marriage strained, Patrick and Louise move away -- to a town called Wakewood. It's a nice enough town... Patrick finds work in the veterinary field via Arthur (Spall) and Louise opens her own drugstore in town. You can tell that they are both unhappy, though -- it's the price you pay when you suffer such tragedy, I suppose. Sick of it all, Patrick drives Louise to the station so she can run away on her own, but their car breaks down, so they hoof it to Arthur's house and stumble upon some strange Pagan ritual. All of this happens within the first 5 minutes of screen time and that's where the movie begins...

Seems there is more than meets the eye to Arthur and his cronies. They apparently can bring a loved one back from the dead... but only for three days. Isn't that always the way? When will science discover a more permanent solution to this silly little thing called death? As always with Pagan rituals and weird Irish townsfolk, there are certain rules and stipulations that must be followed to the 't'. Patrick and Louise don't really care too much about rules... they just want to see their daughter again. Who could blame them? I think the townspeople of Wakewood might have something to say about that.

The movie was filmed in Ireland and the town, scenery and cast just add to the overall creepiness. No single performance is better or worse than one another, even the newcomer Ella Connolly as Alice did a nice job. She didn't overdo her part and wasn't very annoying at all, which surprised me.

Sure, the story isn't that original once you get right down to it. Hollywood has had many movies where someone dies and gets resurrected and then complications set in, some more comical than others, sure, but you see what I'm saying. However, Wake Wood does it in such a way that it's not cheesy or over-the-top and it keeps you interested enough that you'll want to find out how it all ends. It's a very satisfying film with a nifty little twist at the end that makes use of foreshadowing, which seems to be a lost art these days. More reviews at Final Grade: B-

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