And Soon the Darkness (2010)

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When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellie (as Odette Yustman)
César Vianco ...
Michel Noher ...
Luis Sabatini ...
Daniel Figuereido ...
Jorge Booth ...
Javier Luna ...
Bar Owner
Andrea Verdun ...
Nicolas Dolensky ...
Cute Guy (as Nicolás Dolensky)
Walter Pena ...
Mechanic (as Walter Peña)
Esteban Pastrana ...


When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized. Written by prc

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Alone. Stranded. No One to Trust.

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Rated R for some violence and brief torture | See all certifications »

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11 February 2011 (UK)  »

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E a Noite a Cair  »

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The girls visit a bar called Bar La Paloma. Paloma is the name of director Marcos Efron's older sister. See more »


When Stephanie left Ellie due to their little argument, you can see Stephanie's flower in her right ear before leaving. A man saw her biking with no flower present in her ear until Stephanie reached the road with the flower transferring from her right to her left ear. See more »


Remake of And Soon the Darkness (1970) See more »


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"We need to find her before it gets dark".
29 October 2011 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Workably well-made, but unremarkable pot-boiler remake of the 1970 British version. This time it takes place in Argentina with two American girls on a cycling trip, compared with the original having two British girls cycling in the French countryside. One of the girls goes missing, leaving the other friend on a desperate search to find her. The simplistic narrative is routine as can be, dealing with alienation and paranoia of being a fish-out-of-water. Still rather under-written. While it might start off lousy and not surprise with its lack of twists (as the mystery does eventually loose some steam), it remains effectively sustainable in making you uncomfortable in its foreign surroundings… where it's hard to know just who to trust, as no one wants to get involved even though the suspicions are there that the locals (you know those long stares) might just know what is going on. Desperation and danger fills every inch of space as details become clear for the protagonists. The direction is intrusively slick and pacing slow-going, but this only adds to the unsettling atmosphere and breath-taking mountainous scenery. Other than Amber Heard's commendable performance, the scenic photography also is a true scene stealer. The lush sights are a marvel and only compliment the underlining threat of this idyllically forlorn retreat. After such a sturdy progression and falling into contrived developments, it breaks away in the final acts with some intense cat and mouse moments but never fully tapping in to the suspense of the predicament. The cast give well rounded performances, even though their thin characters are descriptively black and white. Heard is impressive in the lead role, while Odette Annable provides plenty of energy. A disconnected Karl Urban shows up as a mysterious stranger (though foreseeable to where his character's ends up in the plot) and Cesar Vianco (with that icy stare) plays the town's officer. Underdone, but modest travel thriller.

"He looks… responsible."

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