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Aneurin Barnard ... Tommy

Amy Shiels ... Joanne

James Cosmo ... Priest

Wunmi Mosaku ... Marie

Ian Hanmore ... Council Office Clerk
Ingrid Craigie ... Dr. Kelly
Jake Wilson ... Danny
Chris Hegarty ... Feral Child
Pete Murphy ... Paramedic
Sarah Haworth ... Junkie Woman
Elizabeth Brady ... Nurse
Grant Morrison ... Taxi Driver
Harry Saunders ... Elsa
Scott Mckenzie ... Paramedic / Doctor
Matthew Workman ... Feral Child chained
Arlowe Saunders ... Elsa
Connor McGroary ... Feral Child
Agnes Grout ... Nurse
Keith Hutcheson ... Bus Driver
Sandra McFadden ... Nurse
James Ramsay ... Junkie Man
Christopher Warbrick ... Stout Council Worker
Ronnie Johnson ... Old Man on bus
Alexander McIntyre ... Feral Child
Charlie Graham ... Feral Child

Directed by
Ciaran Foy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ciaran Foy 

Produced by
Gillian Berrie .... executive producer
Brian Coffey .... producer
Cathleen Dore .... line producer
Wendy Griffin .... line producer
Katie Holly .... producer
David Mackenzie .... executive producer
Alan Maher .... co-producer
Margaret McDonald .... line producer
Kieron J. Walsh .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Tim Fleming 
Film Editing by
Tony Kearns 
Jake Roberts 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Production Design by
Tom Sayer 
Art Direction by
Andy Thomson 
Costume Design by
Anna Robbins 
Makeup Department
Anita Anderson .... makeup: Glasgow
Elle Baird .... prosthetics assistant (as Elspeth Baird)
Fiona Clarke .... makeup assistant
Stuart Conran .... prosthetics assistant
Robbie Drake .... prosthetics technician
Paul Hyett .... special effects makeup designer
Linda Mooney .... make-up and hair designer
Production Management
Ailish Bracken .... production executive: Blinder Films
Layla Mall .... production manager
Emma Scott .... production executive: Irish Film Board
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Graham Drover .... third assistant director
Nicola Long .... trainee assistant director: Dublin
Simon Maloney .... first assistant director
Christian Otty .... third assistant director
Derek Ritchie .... second assistant director
Fay Selby .... first assistant director: Glasgow
Kath Wishart .... first assistant director: dailies
Art Department
Philip Barratt .... graphic artist
Ben Barry .... carpenter
Colm Bassett .... construction manager: Dublin
James Baxter .... construction manager
Liam Collins .... standby prop hand
Andy Drummond .... second unit: art director
Caroline Fearon .... scenic painter (as Caroline Doney)
Derek Gray .... storyboard artist
Jane Harvie .... scenic painter
Olwen Kelleghan .... concept designer
James Kenny .... additional concept art
Paul Lambie .... standby prop hand
David Macleod .... dressing props
Andrew Macmillan .... prop hand
Andrew MacPherson .... prop hand
Collum Maguire .... prop maker
Colum Mangan .... prop maker
Eona McCallum .... art department assistant
George McKay .... painter
Aoife McKim .... petty cash buyer
John Neligan .... prop buyer
Andrew Nielson .... prop hand
David Pollock .... carpenter
Lee Porter .... production buyer
Kenny Pratt .... painter
Dan Roberts .... prop hand
Fergus Russel .... painter
Tony Sheridan .... property master
Jade Strachan .... standby art director
Jim Walsh .... dressing props
John Watt .... standby carpenter
Laurel Wear .... art director: Dublin
Sound Department
Iain Anderson .... adr recordist: Glasgow
Niall Brady .... dialogue editor
Alan Collins .... sound facility director: ardmore sound
Steve Fanagan .... sound designer
Steve Fanagan .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Fanagan .... supervising sound editor
Garret Farrell .... adr recordist
Garret Farrell .... sound re-recording mixer
Hugh Fox .... sound mixer
Michelle McCormack .... foley editor
Eoghan McDonnell .... foley artist
Jean McGrath .... foley recordist
Neal Skillen .... sound assistant
Louie Trussell .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Shane Callan .... compositor
Niall Cochrane .... rotoscope artist
Peter Cotter .... rotoscope artist
Ultan Courtney .... compositor
Sultan Devaney .... compositor
Declan Dowling .... rotoscope artist
Jacqueline Galvin .... compositor
John Paul Giancarlo .... compositor
Emmet Griffin .... compositor
Barry Lawless .... visual effects artist: 3D and fluid simulation
John O'Connell .... visual effects artist: 3D and fluid simulation
Anthony O'Flynn .... compositor
Feidhlimidh Woods .... lead compositor
Feidhlimidh Woods .... visual effects supervisor
Dominick Hewitt .... additional stunt coordinator
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Karina Finegan Alves .... still photographer (as Karina Finegan)
Anna Benbow .... first assistant camera
Eleanor Bowman .... director of photography: Dublin
Raymond Broadfoot .... electrician (as Ray Broadfoot)
Martin Campbell .... assistant grip
Eve Carreño .... second assistant camera (as Everilda Carreno)
Graham Cussell .... electrician
Dave Doherty .... camera trainee
David Donaldson .... camera trainee (as Dave Donaldson)
Ewan Epton .... electrician: dailies
Robert Etherson .... daily grip
Eoghan Fleming .... camera assistant
Iain Harrison .... rigger
John Hutton .... electrician
Alan Jaap .... rigger: dailies
Patrick Jordan .... director of photography: Glasgow
Joe Kerins .... electrician
Dave King .... grip
Damien Leitch .... assistant camera
Niall Mannion .... genny operator
Minttu Mantynen .... digital imaging technician
Brian McGee .... electrician: dailies
Robert McGroary .... camera trainee
Grant McPhee .... digital imaging technician
Callum Milne .... genny operator
Robert Murdoch .... rigger: dailies
Scott Napier .... gaffer
Colin Price .... best boy
Willie Ramsay .... electrician
Gavin Reilly .... assistant camera
Brian Sweeney .... still photographer
Graham Walker .... electrician: dailies
Casting Department
Kahleen Crawford .... casting director: Scotland
Caroline Stewart .... casting assistant: Scotland
Aisha Walters .... assistant to casting director (as Aisha Waters)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Gilchrist .... costume assistant
Gaby Rooney .... costume assistant
Katy Taylor .... costume trainee
Michael Weldon .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Cillian Duffy .... on-line editor
David Freer .... title designer
Chris Gill .... additional editing
Andy Graham .... title designer
Sarah Hughes .... negative checker
Orla Malone .... assistant editor
Eugene McCrystal .... digital imaging colorist
Ciara Walsh .... on-line assistant
Music Department
Gabe Castro .... additional music
Gabe Castro .... score mixer
Susan Seligman .... musician: cello
Scott Williams .... musician: euphonium
Transportation Department
Jas Brown .... unit driver
Chris Cameron .... technical driver: truck
Paul Cullen .... transport captain: Dublin
Stephen Harrop .... technical driver: truck
Derek Kavanagh .... unit driver
John Kennedy .... wrangler driver: bus
Robbie Kirkpatrick .... technical driver: truck
Davie Love .... technical driver: truck
Drew Moore .... minibus driver
Grant Morrison .... wrangler driver: taxi
Ronnie Morrison .... wrangler driver: priest car
Peter O'Toole .... minibus driver
Wayne Wright .... unit driver
Other crew
Robbie Allen .... development and production associate
Eleanor Bowman .... electronic press kit
Mary Brehony .... legal
Mark Byrne .... head of legal affairs
Andrew Connor .... assistant accountant
Steven Davenport .... location manager: Dublin
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Emmaline Dowling .... production assistant
Anna Duffield .... head of production
Anne Forster .... bookkeeper
John Gleeson .... auditor: Ireland
Emily Gotto .... production coordinator: Ireland
Deborah Grech-Cini .... chef
Kieran Hennessey .... location scout
Claire Hewitt .... script supervisor
Ruth Hunter .... legal advisor: Ireland
Lewis Janes .... chef
Tom Jenkins .... location manager
Steve Joberns .... auditor: UK (as Stephen Joberns)
Kevin Kearns .... health and safety officer
Tiernan Kelly .... operations
Ashifa Lalani .... accountant
Duncan Leishman .... location trainee
Seth Lieber .... assistant: movement director
Steven Little .... producers asssistant
Jules MacIver .... unit nurse (as Jules McIver)
Carole McAllister .... unit doctor (as Dr. Carole McAlister)
Linda McClure .... business affairs
Ashley McFarlane .... floor runner
Joe McHaffie .... security
Deirdre McMahon .... legal advisor: Ireland
Sandra McQuat .... unit nurse
Nicky Moncur .... security
Siobhan Moyes .... chaperone
Pete Murphy .... unit manager
Claire Murray .... production secretary
Stephen Nex .... head of development: Sigma Films (as Steve Nex)
John O'Sullivan .... insurance
Katharine Otway .... business affairs
Andrew Panton .... movement director: feral children
Billy Prentice .... chef
Rob Quigley .... production accountant
Ian Robertson .... epk: Glasgow
Abi Ross .... floor runner
Judy Shaw Stewart .... cast tutor
Stef Swiatek .... unit nurse
Roslynn Traynor .... location assistant
Claire Urquhart .... operations
Billie Webster .... post-production accountant (as Billi Webster)
Senga Wilson .... chaperone
Ros Borland .... special thanks
Roger Charteris .... special thanks
Michael Coffey .... special thanks
Sheila Coffey .... special thanks
Nuala Finnegan .... special thanks
Alain Finucaine .... special thanks
Ann Foy .... special thanks
Harry Foy .... special thanks
John Holly .... special thanks
Rosemary Holly .... special thanks
Olivia Homan .... special thanks
Colin Kennedy .... special thanks
Suzy Kenway .... special thanks
Jonathan Loughran .... with thanks
Dave Murphy .... special thanks
Simon Perry .... special thanks
Carole Sheridan .... special thanks
Richie Smyth .... special thanks
Frank Sweeney .... special thanks

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language
84 min
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This film was shot during a severely cold winter.See more »
Continuity: When Tommy leaves his home near the start of the film to take the baby to the centre, by his front door there is a phone base with no phone, when he returns later there is a phone in the cradle.See more »


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12 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Makes Attack The Block Look Like a Hallmark Afternoon Special, 13 February 2013
Author: witster18 from United States

I was teetering between 6 and 7 here, and settled on the latter because this IS a genuinely scary and disturbing film. We've definitely had a shortage of that lately in this genre - so it was nice to have some moments where, even at 39 years-old, I felt a little uneasy.

"Citadel" has many strengths and a few weaknesses. I'll touch on a bit of each while trying not to give too much away from what is a basic storyline. Now, it didn't have to be basic.

I think where the film misses is diving a bit further into the villains of this frightening tale. The back-story there is a bit vague to say the least, and the rest of the story doesn't do much to clear it up.

I'm sure that the budget constraints limited the production in certain ways, BUT I think all involved deserve more kudo's than criticism. After all, the intent with these types of films is to scare, and this is as "uncomfortable" as I've been watching a film in quite some time.

Think of a darker, scarier spin on Harry Brown. "Citadel" actually borrows quite a bit from "Harry Brown".

The film is extremely brooding - never really stepping into the light for more than a few seconds. I think it's definitely a strength. The film does have it's own sense of Style.

You have the feeling during this film that you are completely alone. There is no help coming, and you'll have to fend for yourself.

The film is without question under-rated at present on IMDb. I pulled up the rating on my phone after renting it from the redbox, and due to time, I nearly put-off watching it altogether. Glad I fit it in. I've seen 62 films from 2012 so far, and this is definitely in the top 20 for now. It's one of the better entries into the horror genre over the last few years, and could have been incredible if they would have just finished the film.

The ending needed a bit more carnage and revenge to put this over-the-top into the "true-gem-of-a-sleeper" category. They were so close... literally a few heads being axed-off and an explosion away from sheer low-budget glory, and a 9 ranking. Why do I get the feeling we'll see an American version of this that spends 10 times the money but has no sense of style or scare value?

The acting is way above average for this type of thing, and it's that acting and the mood that keeps it afloat. The lead and the priest are great. There are only 4 speaking roles in the whole film! 4! Rather than nit-pick the plot and the ending(which are easy targets) - let's step back and enjoy some of the strong characteristics of this film.

You might like this if you liked:Candyman(better), Winter's Bone(better),The Road(about even or ever-so-slightly better), Eden Lake(about even or ever-so slightly better), The People Under The Stairs(even), and The Brood(even).

If you want a sleeper horror film to rent - it's usually a dangerous proposition. That's one of the many reasons why I can recommend this one. Far from perfect, but boy this little low-budget Irish entry packs quite an uneasy punch.


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