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Writers (WGA):
Jennifer Derwingson (screenplay) and
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11 February 2011 (UK) See more »
Alone. Stranded. No One to Trust.
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Amber Heard ... Stephanie

Odette Annable ... Ellie (as Odette Yustman)

Karl Urban ... Michael

Adriana Barraza ... Rosamaria
César Vianco ... Calvo

Michel Noher ... Chucho
Luis Sabatini ... Luca
Daniel Figuereido ... Pedro
Jorge Booth ... Hernán

Gia Mantegna ... Camila
Javier Luna ... Bar Owner
Andrea Verdun ... Waitress
Nicolas Dolensky ... Cute Guy (as Nicolás Dolensky)
Walter Pena ... Mechanic (as Walter Peña)
Esteban Pastrana ... Barman
Matias Paz Conde ... Skinny Guy (as Matías Paz Conde)
Maria Salome Cari ... Cleaning Woman (as María Salomé Cari)
Hugo Miranda ... Man in Bar
Magdalena Peralta Antivero ... Model

Directed by
Marcos Efron 
Writing credits
Jennifer Derwingson (screenplay) and
Marcos Efron (screenplay)

Brian Clemens (1970 film "And Soon the Darkness") and
Terry Nation (1970 film "And Soon the Darkness")

Produced by
Chris Clark .... producer
Verónica Cura .... line producer
Flora Fernandez-Marengo .... executive producer
Lizzie Friedman .... producer
Augusto Greco .... assistant producer
Amber Heard .... co-producer
Karen Lauder .... producer
Deborah Marcus .... producer
Paula Massa .... assistant producer
Cintia Micheletti .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Gabriel Beristain 
Film Editing by
Todd E. Miller 
Casting by
Joanna Colbert 
Rich Mento  (as Richard Mento)
Production Design by
Marcela Bazzano 
Art Direction by
Marcela Bazzano 
Costume Design by
Marisa Urruti 
Makeup Department
Mariana Fabricante .... assistant makeup artist
Carolina Oclander .... makeup artist
Marcelo Padovani .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Leandro Borrell .... assistant production manager
Micaela Buye .... production manager
Juan Pablo Colombo .... technical co-ordinator
Julie Morgan .... production manager: pick-ups
Jeffrey M. Rose .... post-production supervisor
Mercedes Tarelli .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Magdalena Cernadas .... first assistant director
Manuel Hinojosa .... assistant director
Maria Jose Reynals .... second assistant director
Art Department
Fernanda Castelo .... set dresser
Juan Manuel Castelo .... assistant art director
Alejandro Cortona .... property master
Antonella Pasini .... set decoration assistant
Sound Department
Bruce Barris .... assistant supervising sound editor
Bruce Barris .... fx editor
Elliott Koretz .... sound designer
Elliott Koretz .... supervising sound editor
Frank A. Montaño .... re-recording mixer
Ralph Osborn .... supervising dialogue editor
Francisco Rizzi .... re-recording mixer
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Sebastián Sonzogni .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Phil Carbonaro .... lead composite artist (as Philip Carbonaro)
Linda Drake .... visual effects editor
Kevin Kutchaver .... visual effects supervisor: HimAnI Productions
Glen David Miller .... visual effects: director of photography
Andy Simonson .... visual effects producer: LookFX
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Sky Odin .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Mariano Bonello .... second assistant camera
Danny Eccleston .... gaffer: additional photography
Juliana González .... assistant camera
Daniel Hermo .... gaffer
Ivan Insausti .... underwater camera assistant
Chris W. Johnson .... additional cinematographer
Jaime Muschietti .... electrician
Casting Department
Ana Aráoz .... casting assistant
Javier Braier .... co-casting director
Christine Colvin .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fernanda Molfese .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital film colorist
Leonardo Camporeale .... assistant editor
Allyse Manoff .... digital intermediate producer
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Jim Schulte .... associate editor
Location Management
Sebastián Caldi .... locations scout
Francisco Larralde .... location assistant
Music Department
Aimee Barth .... music supervisor
Alex Todorov .... score mixer
Alex Todorov .... score programming
Alice Wood .... music editor
Other crew
Erin Cancino .... assistant: RedRum Films
Philipe Carvalho .... production coordinator
Ami Francis .... production accountant
Judy Geletko .... post-production accountant
Pablo Ramos .... script supervisor
Ignacio Sarchi .... production assistant
Mechi Tarelli .... production coordinator
Celena Martirossian .... special thanks

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Rated R for some violence and brief torture
91 min
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Did You Know?

A remake of the 1970's British thriller of the same name. The original is set in France and has two British females as the leads, whereas the remake is set in Argentina and has two American females as the leads.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the scene, when Ellie and Stephanie are first drinking in the bar, the two young Argentinian men buy the girls a shot each. Stephanie is shown drinking almost all of her shot, however on the next shot she still has a full shot glass and is preparing herself to drink it.See more »
Stephanie:[on her cellphone, trying to locate Ellie] So it's me, uhm, where are you? I'm at the cow place now.
[looking around for her friend]
Stephanie:Uhm, so call me. Bye.
[starts pushing her bicycle, looking vaguely worried, as car approaches]
Michael:[driver in car] Hey!
Michael:Where's your friend?
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Remake of And Soon the Darkness (1970)See more »
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30 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Had some potential, 27 December 2010
Author: Matt_Layden from Canada

Two young attractive girls are biking through Argentina. They miss their bus to leave and stay a bit longer, when they get into a fight one of them leaves the other by herself. Big mistake, the girl gets herself kidnapped. Now her friend must try to find her.

The film never tries to elevate the genre that it is in, nor make it interesting. And Soon The Darkness manages to follow the footpath of every film before it, thus making it boring and predictable. First we have our two female characters. One is obviously a trouble maker and the rebel, while the other is more conservative. Guess which one gets herself kidnapped and which one has to rise to the occasion to get her friend back? The two female characters are played by Odette Yustman and Amber Heard, they fit their roles of attractive young females. The roles don't call for anything beyond that really.

The biggest letdown, had to be Karl Urban. His character is somewhat pointless. He doesn't advance the plot, his story line is left unfinished and Urban himself seems to be bored with the material. I like the guy, but he needs to pick better projects than this. Now that I have my biggest letdown out of the way, let me tell you where else this film went wrong.

The main reason for the girl getting kidnapped is due to the character's stupidity. The two girls get into a verbal argument, one storms off leaving the other. Who would leave their best friend in the middle of nowhere in a foreign country? On top of that, they state earlier that they were part of a bike tour group, but got lost from the pack? These point in the film had me scratching my head.

The film doesn't really know what it wants to be either, it reminded me a lot of Turistas. These characters are in a beautiful location, the film knows this and it is shot fairly well. There are bits of torture, yet the film never steers into that Hostel, or Saw territory. It comes off as very tame, I'm surprised it is even restricted. The film can easily be a PG-13 flick.

There are no surprises, you know from the moment you see the characters, who is responsible for what. The film tries to be clever to throw a curveball, but as I mentioned before, we have seen this type of film before and it's obvious where it was going. The film even lacks suspense. The kidnapping scene is poorly done, the climax is also a third rate cat and mouse game. The film fails to create any tension and that was a key element missing from here. Too many things were left unanswered for me. The two people who ran the hotel, do they know anything? Are they in on it? Does the wife try to warn them, but the husband put her in her place? Who knows.

And Soon The Darkness peaked my interest, but is failed to excite me. If Karl Urban was not in it, I would never have bothered with it. You should do yourself a favour too and skip it.

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