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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

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Callie
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Tricia
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Det. Mallory
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Det. Lonergan
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Daniel
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Jamie Lambert
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Walter Lambert
Scott Graham ...
Psychiatrist
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Ruth
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Mitch
Mark Dumonski ...
Dr. Carpenter
Elisabeth Adwin ...
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Uniformed Officer
Jonathan Fisher ...
Uniformed Officer
Brandon Valley Jones ...
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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

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There are fates worse than death.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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

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$70,000 (estimated)
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(at around 23 mins) The mirror hanging on the wall when Tricia (Courtney Bell) is talking to her psychiatrist (Scott Graham) is the mirror from Mike Flanagan's short film Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan (2006) - also starring Scott Graham. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

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Callie: I'm gonna shower. I smell like an armpit's asshole.
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A standout horror film
5 March 2012 | by (Brisbane Australia) – See all my reviews

I don't write reviews much, in fact, I haven't done so since David Lynch's Lost Highway back in the 90's but having just seen ABSENTIA I felt obligated to share my thoughts.

This is an amazing horror/thriller. I cannot fathom how a director working on a minuscule budget can produce a film of this quality. The writing, photography and direction are absolutely first-class. The film generates a remarkably claustrophobic atmosphere and the actors, albeit amateur give incredible and heartfelt performances.

The film tells the story of two sisters, Tricia (heavily pregnant) and the other, Callie who is returning from an extended trip. The main plot involves the disappearance of the Trisha's husband seven years prior. She is just starting to heal, working to declare him legally dead and looking towards the birth of her child. Then things change.

To give anything else away would be unforgivable, but let's just say that Tricia's husband is not the only person to go missing in the neighborhood in recent times. Don't worry about that statement...this is not some dopey, clichéd serial killer film, this is something completely different. It's a mystery. Is the husband dead or alive and what is the meaning of the unusual things that Callie begins to see inside the nearby freeway underpass ? The film is hard to classify into a specific genre. It's part horror, part thriller, part scifi and utterly engrossing.

If you enjoy thrillers give this film a go. Forget the fact that it was made on a dime.. every aspect of it from the story, acting right through to a wonderful soundtrack guarantees you will have a great time with it.

I'm hoping that the director, Mike Flanagan gets noticed in a big way as a result of Absentia and someone throws him a team and a budget. If he can make a film this good on a tiny budget I can only imagine what he could do with more money.


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