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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
James Flanagan ...
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 ...
Lawyer
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Uniformed Officer
Jonathan Fisher ...
Uniformed Officer
Brandon Valley Jones ...
Uniformed Officer
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Storyline

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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11 April 2013 (Argentina)  »

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Nestali  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

(at around 36 mins) When Tricia and Callie go looking at apartments around the midpoint of the film, the first empty apartment they visit was actually the very apartment that director Mike Flanagan lived in (with four other people) when he moved to Los Angeles in 2003. It was a complete coincidence; the unit just happened to be vacant, and Flanagan had no idea they'd be filming there until they arrived on location that morning. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Callie is introduced to the detective Mallory before she excuses herself to go shower she says "nice to meet," clearly forgetting the "you" at the end of the sentence. See more »

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Callie: I'm gonna shower. I smell like an armpit's asshole.
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Well written, character driven story
4 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I had not been aware of this movie until I was given a pass to see it streaming on VOD. So, I was going in with no idea of what I was going to see. I was extremely pleased. The build and atmosphere that was created was great. I was impressed with the direction and the tight script. The women who play the main characters are great. The feeling of family history is created very well and early in the script. The way that everyone in the movie is finding their own ways of coping with the events in the movie shows the attention to the detail of each character and how they fit into the story and this world. I am very glad that I was able to see and I do want to see it again. SEE THIS Movie.


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