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Absentia (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  11 April 2013 (Argentina)
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A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Callie (as Katie Parker)
Det. Mallory
Det. Lonergan
James Flanagan ...
Jamie Lambert
Walter Lambert
Scott Graham ...
Mark Dumonski ...
Dr. Carpenter
Elisabeth Adwin ...
Uniformed Officer
Jonathan Fisher ...
Uniformed Officer
Brandon Valley Jones ...
Uniformed Officer


Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that Daniel's presumed death might be anything but 'natural.' The ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia ... and Daniel might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp. Written by Mike Flanagan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There are fates worse than death.


Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 April 2013 (Argentina)  »

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Nestali  »

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$70,000 (estimated)

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Mike Flanagan wrote the first draft of the screenplay in two sittings. See more »


(at around 1h 5 mins) When Callie and Tricia are reading the news about the three missing students, the text of the columns corresponds to an article about the music group One Ring Zero (written by Susan Carpenter and published in "Los Angeles Times" in June 10, 2004). See more »


Callie: I'm gonna shower. I smell like an armpit's asshole.
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Written and Performed by Beezle
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Good premise that just got boring
12 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I try to be more lenient with Low Budget productions, I still try and give my honest opinion on what I saw. It mas made very well and all the actors did a fine job.. But for me suspenseful thrillers should keep building and then have a satisfying climax. Unfortunately Absentia does neither... It starts off by creating an eerie atmosphere, offers several paths to take, but then just keeps doing that same attempt to pull you in over and over.. Once you already "pulled" the audience in,, you should then take them on a wild ride forward, not keep repeating the previous premises till it's monotonous,,.. Anyway, it was okay for a single viewing and I do wish all involved the best of luck on their next adventure...

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