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Release Date:
21 June 2013 (UK) See more »
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The Seasoning House: where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing the little kindnesses when she can. When fate brings the men that murdered her family and the reason she ended up in the whore house, a chain of events begins that will end her captivity, free the girls still alive in the house and grant her revenge on the soldiers that destroyed her life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A tragic tale of love, loss and death, this is one film you won't forget in a hurry. See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rosie Day ... Angel

David Lemberg ... Dimitri

Amanda Wass ... Arijana

Sean Cronin ... Branimar

Kevin Howarth ... Viktor

Tomi May ... Aleksander
Emma Britton ... Samira
Emily Tucker ... Nina
Katy Allen ... Tatjana
Thomas Worthington ... Vinko
Gina Abolins ... Jasmina

Dominique Provost-Chalkley ... Vanya

Anna Walton ... Violeta
Fabiano De Souza Ramos ... Dragan

Sean Pertwee ... Goran

Christopher Rithin ... Danijel
Rachel Waring ... Emilia
Laurence Saunders ... Stevan

Tommie Grabiec ... Ratko
Philip Anthony ... Dr. Andre

Alec Utgoff ... Josif

Ryan Oliva ... Ivan

Daniel Vivian ... Radovan
James Bartlett ... Marko

Jemma Powell ... Alexa

Adrian Bouchet ... Branko
Eddie Oswald ... Boiler Room Thug
Abigail Hamilton ... Marisa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Natalie Ames ... Village Girl (uncredited)
Stuart Bailey ... Local Man (uncredited)
Charlie Bannocks ... Villager girl (uncredited)
Paul Blackwell ... Villager (uncredited)
Steven Borrie ... Villager (uncredited)
Carly Borrow ... Villager (uncredited)

Chris Cowlin ... Villager (uncredited)

Shaun Lucas ... Punter (uncredited)
Colin Oliver ... Soldier (uncredited)
Tiger Rudge ... Villager (uncredited)
Dan Shelton ... Balaclava Man (uncredited)
Niklaas van Poortvliet ... Client (uncredited)

Martin Webbe ... Villager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Hyett 
 
Writing credits
Paul Hyett (writer) &
Conal Palmer (writer) and
Adrian Rigelsford (writer)

Helen Solomon (original idea)

Produced by
Lyndon Baldock .... executive producer
Patrick Fischer .... executive producer
Neil Jones .... executive producer
Dan Marbrook .... post producer: The Look
Claire Otway .... line producer
Ian Reed .... co-executive producer
Michael Riley .... producer
Sean Wheelan .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Paul E. Francis 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Etherington 
 
Film Editing by
Agnieszka Liggett 
 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
 
Production Design by
Caroline Story 
 
Art Direction by
John-Paul Frazer 
 
Costume Design by
Raquel Azevedo 
 
Makeup Department
Elle Baird .... make-up and hair designer
Tilly Calder .... assistant makeup artist
Lynn Doron .... makeup artist
Robbie Drake .... prosthetic technician
 
Production Management
Eduardo Rodrigalvarez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Adkin .... third assistant director
Magdalena Alcantara .... trainee assistant director
Jamie Catchpole Childs .... second unit director
James Cleave .... crowd assistant director
Christiaan Faberij de Jonge .... first assistant director
Prashant Roy .... third assistant director
Jan Zalar .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Annalisa Andriani .... head of department painter
Damien Creagh .... assistant construction manager
Georgia Fairman .... stand-by props
Jaeson Finn .... storyboard artist
David Greenwood .... specialist props
Jim Harris .... standby art director
Katie Ann MacGregor .... scenic artist (as Katie MacGregor)
John Moolenschot .... construction manager
George Morris .... property master
Bonnie Paddle .... painter
Anita Rajkumar .... painter
Lucie Red .... scenic artist
Lisa Rust .... painter
Luis San Martin .... assistant art director
Eoghan Synnott .... art department assistant (as Owen Synnott)
Paul Synnott .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Chris Alford .... foley artist
Mark Andrews .... second boom operator: dailies
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Julia Jones .... foley editor (as Julia Kausch)
Nathaniel Kastoryano .... boom operator
Markus Moll .... sound re-recording mixer
Markus Moll .... supervising sound editor
Milos Momcilovic .... boom operator
Richard Thomas .... sound mixer: dailies
Keith Tinman .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Clive Shaw .... armourer
Matthew Strange .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Håkan Blomdahl .... visual effects
Jason de Vyea .... visual effects supervisor
Elin Kothe .... matte painter (as Elin Lindahl)
Malin Leuchovius .... visual effects coordinator (as Malin Persson)
Linus Lindbalk .... visual effects
Martin Malmqvist .... digital compositor
Daniel Nielsen .... visual effects supervisor
Magnus Olsson .... visual effects
Daniel Reidler .... visual effects artist
Gustav Törnroth .... visual effects
Thomas Urbye .... supervising colourist: The Look
Jason Wallis .... colourist: The Look
 
Stunts
Rachel Bown-Williams .... fight coordinator: Rc-Annie
Ruth Cooper-Brown .... fight coordinator: Rc-Annie
James Adkin .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Carly Borrow .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Lyndall Grant .... fight double (uncredited)
Tiger Rudge .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas Britt .... daily best boy electric
Matt Cardiff .... second assistant camera
Karl Clarke .... first assistant camera
Richard Harrowing .... electrician
James Layton .... camera operator: "b" camera and steadicam
Stefan Mitchell .... best boy
Dominik Palgan .... daily electrician
Cullum Ross .... rigging electrician
Josefine Thieme .... second assistant camera
Robert Viglasky .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Chow .... costume supervisor
Rosemary Lack .... assistant costume designer
Mia Hope Radford .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Erline O'Donovan .... assembly editor
 
Transportation Department
George Morris .... action vehicle coordinator
 
Other crew
Magdalena Alcantara .... production assistant
Lola Dauda .... script supervisor
Katie Harlow .... script supervisor
Jack Knott .... production coordinator
Robyn MacKinnon .... production assistant
Matthew Mead .... production assistant
Eduardo Rodrigalvarez .... location manager
Karen Rodrigues .... assistant production co-ordinator
 
Thanks
Michael Hamilton .... thanks
 

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90 min
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Anachronisms: The movie takes place in 1996 yet the wad of money contains the redesigned 5 dollar bill which didn't come out to 2008.See more »

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35 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
A tragic tale of love, loss and death, this is one film you won't forget in a hurry., 5 March 2013
Author: jjwould94 from United States

England's answer to Greg Nicotero moves away from the special make up effects and goes behind the camera to bring us this harrowing tale of Angel (Day, in a breath-taking debut), a girl ripped from her home during the war in the Balkans.

In war torn zones, military are kidnapping girls and selling them into the sex trade where they are sold to militia and civilians. Deaf and mute Angel is one of these girls who sees her mother murdered in front of her before being delivered to a brothel where she becomes the personal sex slave to its owner. A birthmark on her face makes her tainted goods so the owner, Viktor (Howarth), uses her to dope the girls with heroin to make them more amenable to their visitors, then clean them up afterwards. She spends her time away from the prying eyes of her captors crawling through the limited space of the ventilation system. Until an unplanned incident brings her head to head with the men who took her from her family.

Make no odds, The Seasoning House is not a comfortable watch but it is impossible to take your eyes from it. Based on true events of atrocities that happened during the war, Hyett brings us into a degenerate world of men willing to pay for sex with tied up, drugged women and pay extra to be rough with them. Some of the girls do not survive some of their "customers". The performances, especially from Day (watch out for her, she will be a name to take notice of) had to be good to make the film believable and to care about Angel. Howarth gives us a dark turn of a man just as at ease plunging a knife into the neck of a young girl to simply make a point as he is pouring a shot of whiskey.

Hyett builds a relationship between Angel and Viktor that enables the power dynamic between the two of them to change during the film. This is integral to some of the major turns in the story and needed to be handled delicately so as not to be too in your face about it but also sustain a sense of believability with the interaction of the two.

The Seasoning House is violent and gripping but never feels exploitative which was needed to ensure you retained a high level of empathy for Angel. It's hard to use the word enjoyed with this film but it is a superb piece of art that fully deserves wider recognition. If you get the chance and can stomach something more hard hitting than your usual Hollywood attempts and horror then I highly recommend this film.

A tragic tale of love, loss and death, this is one film you won't forget in a hurry.

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