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And Soon the Darkness -- Stephanie (Amber Heard of ZOMBIELAND, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS) and Ellie's (Odette Yustman of CLOVERFIELD) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect 'girl's getaway' to bask in the sun, shop, and flirt with the handsome locals.  After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off.  But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already - with a string of unsolved kidnappings of young female tourists.  Skeptical of the sheriff's competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban of STAR TREK), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel.  Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth.   With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls.
And Soon the Darkness -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Jennifer Derwingson (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
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
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Ralph Osborn .... supervising dialogue editor
Francisco Rizzi .... sound 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
Music Department
Aimee Barth .... music supervisor
Alex Todorov .... score mixer
Alex Todorov .... score programming
Alice Wood .... music editor
Other crew
Sebastián Caldi .... locations scout
Erin Cancino .... assistant: RedRum Films
Philipe Carvalho .... production coordinator
Ami Francis .... production accountant
Judy Geletko .... post-production accountant
Francisco Larralde .... location assistant
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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The girls visit a bar called Bar La Paloma. Paloma is the name of director Marcos Efron's older sister.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Remake of And Soon the Darkness (1970)See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
"We need to find her before it gets dark"., 29 October 2011
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

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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