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Open Grave -- A man wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that's more vicious -- and hungry -- than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together -- before it's too late.
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3 January 2014 (USA) See more »
The moment you wake up, the nightmare begins
A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sharlto Copley ... John / Jonah

Thomas Kretschmann ... Lukas

Josie Ho ... Brown Eyes

Joseph Morgan ... Nathan

Erin Richards ... Sharon

Max Wrottesley ... Michael
Márta Szabó ... Crone
Balázs Szitás ... Sickly Man
Zsuzsanna Szabados ... Grandma
Tofi Seffer ... Boy
Éva Botos ... Mother
Kati Dombi ... Moaner Woman
Araceli Sanz ... Voice of Grandma (voice)
Pedro De Santiago ... Voice of Boy (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M. Frakes ... U.S. Marine Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Gonzalo López-Gallego 
Writing credits
Eddie Borey (written by) &
Chris Borey (written by)

Produced by
Conroy Chi-Chung Chan .... executive producer
Davy Duhamel .... associate producer
Gábor Ferenczy .... executive producer
György Gattyán .... executive producer
Aaron L. Ginsburg .... producer
Alan Glazer .... executive producer
William Green .... producer
Péter Bruno György .... line producer
Andy Horwitz .... associate producer
Curt Kanemoto .... associate producer
Dylan Hale Lewis .... executive producer
Andrew Ooi .... executive producer
Jon Shestack .... executive producer
András Somkuti .... executive producer
Jeremy Stein .... co-producer
Csapó Tamás .... co-producer
Attila Tõzsér .... co-producer
Dan Wiedenhaupt .... associate producer
Michael B. Wunderman .... producer
Original Music by
Juan Navazo (original score)
Cinematography by
José David Montero 
Film Editing by
Gonzalo López-Gallego 
Production Design by
Attila Digi Kövári 
Art Direction by
Biljana Jovanovic 
Set Decoration by
Zoltán Schöffer 
Costume Design by
Andrea Flesch 
Makeup Department
Márta Antal .... prosthetic makeup artist
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Rita Fekete .... makeup designer
Judit Hornyák .... additional prosthetic makeup artist
Rita Horváth .... prosthetic makeup designer
Nóra Kapás .... prosthetics makeup artist
Gabriella Vincze .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Erika Köcsky .... post-production supervisor
Szabolcs Lang .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sara Gergely .... second assistant director
Csilla György .... first assistant director
Norbert Vilonya .... third assistant director
Art Department
Hedvig Kiraly .... assistant art director
Bánó Péter .... construction coordinator
Vera Ronai .... set decorator assistant
Carlos Salgado .... storyboard artist
Mátyás Szakonyi .... greensman
József Szmetana .... standby props
Sound Department
Antonio Camarasa .... foley artist
Gábor Császár .... assistant re-recording mixer
Szabolcs Gáspár .... boom operator
János Köporosy .... recording sound engineer
Pál Szûrös .... boom operator
Attila Tõzsér .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Urdiales .... sound design by
Jon Vogl .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
György Albitz .... standby special effects technician
Balázs Hoffmann .... stand-by technician
Sebastian Csaba Kiss .... standby special effects technician
Endre Korda .... special effects supervisor
Iván Steiner .... armourer
Iván Steiner .... chief pyrotechnican
Sandor Bertalan .... stunts
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt coordinator
Gergõ Hajdú .... stunts
Péter Sokorai .... lead stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Gábor Balda .... best boy grip
Fanni Benke .... assistant camera
Attila Bilik .... gaffer
Jeremy Braben .... aerial director of photography
Márk Czirják .... best boy
Juan de Andrés .... camera operator
Péter Faludi .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Zsolt Farkas .... electrician
Krisztián Galanics .... video assistant
István Gottmann .... focus puller: "a" camera
Zsolt Hoffer .... electrician
Tamás Jánossa .... focus puller: "b" camera
Róbert Jász .... grip
Vilmos Keszler .... grip
Dylan Hale Lewis .... still photographer
Szilárd Makkos .... focus puller: "b" camera
Tamás Matolcsy .... grip (as Matolcsy Tamas)
'Kis Gromek' László Molnár .... electrician
Csaba Nemesházi .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Attila Pfeffer .... Steadicam operator
Attila Pfeffer .... camera operator
Viktor Racsek .... electrician
Gabor Schmidt .... grip
Attila Szûcs .... key grip
Kata Vermes .... still photographer
Ádám Wallner .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
Sofie Golding-Spittle .... casting associate
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Izabell Janositz .... costume supervisor
Éva Kuzma .... key costumer
Natasa Petrik .... key costumer
Judit Sinkovics .... costumer
Krisztina Weizer .... costumer
Editorial Department
Janó Fekete .... digital intermediate colorist
Matyas Fekete .... assistant editor
Natalia López Quesada .... assistant editor
Péter Molnár .... dcp mastering
Péter Molnár .... on-line editor
László Rumbold .... assistant editor
Music Department
Nick Hanson .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ágoston Félegyházy Megyesy .... transportation co-captain
Norbert Hevesi .... production driver
Gergely Kereskai .... transportation captain
Bánó Péter .... picture car coordinator
Veronika Szücs .... transportation captain
Other crew
Stephanie Ahlen .... operations manager: aerial unit
Jancsó Anna .... production assistant
Károly Ari .... film scan
Jerome Butler .... dialect coach: Mr. Copley
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Alana Crow .... business and legal affairs
Edit Hornicsek .... production secretary
Sara Janasz .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
János Papp .... health & safety advisor
David Albert Pierce .... finance counsel
Janos Prihoda .... immigration coordinator
Balint Regius .... location scout
Judit Ritteródesz .... location manager
Veronika Szücs .... set production assistant
Vágó Tamás .... unit manager
Zsuzsa Varadi .... production coordinator
Catalina Cabrera .... thanks
Attila Török .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Graves" - Philippines (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and language
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film features a Russian-made red Lada 4x4 NivaSee more »
Continuity: Nathan grabs a pair of glasses and wears them. We can clearly see that the left glass is broken. Later, when he is back to the house and met again with Sharon, his glasses are not damaged at all.See more »
Nathan:You were supposed to rescue us!See more »
Dies Irae (Day of Wrath)See more »


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66 out of 116 people found the following review useful.
Made me realize I haven't seen a really good movie in a long time, 6 December 2013
Author: sad_otter from United States

Yeah, I'm going to try and say as little as possible about the plot. Actually, nothing about the plot would be best. Some people spend the entire time watching a movie like this trying to "figure it out" or whatever. Which is fine and all but disrespects the movie to a degree. I'm not one of those people but even if I were, I seriously doubt it would help much.

The story has quite a bit of mystery to it. You don't really know much more than the characters for most of the run time, but it's a good thing. It isn't frustrating/mysterious like David Lynch or something, and there is a pay off in the third act. I'm not a particularly dumb man but a couple things I was still vague on at the end, but I prefer that to being beaten over the head w/explanations or, god forbid, a narrator.

I suppose it's more of a 7-8 but I'm giving it 9 for originality (more impressive considering it's somewhat unoriginal setup and seemingly going into an extremely overdone genre). Yeah, that won't make much sense until you watch it. Neither will this smooth segue: I don't like Vin Diesel at all (See! what?) but I still give Pitch Black a decent score for similar reasoning. That was an original sci-fi story and deserved props (despite it's Mr. Potato Head leading man/meatsicle). Same w/Open Grave. I didn't know what was going to happen. I didn't feel screwed when I found out. It wasn't perfect, but also in a good way (as in too perfect becomes fake/meaningless whereas a blemish or two makes it all the better for being identifiable). And, though it's not an ending that makes you want to jump around riding ponies over rainbows, I felt good at the end. Remembered thinking, "thanks, I needed that" (God knows why I think these things).

Most of the actors are unknown to me, w/the exception of Copley, but all did a great job. I'm digging that he's primarily becoming a sci-fi(ish) actor. Hasn't been many of those in a long time. When I finished Europa Report I had an unsatisfied, I-only-got-to-eat-half-a-sandwich-and-I'm- still-hungry kind of feeling. It was okay (I guess; opinions and all) but this is better. I'm thinking the acting was good because the parts were good. Big famous celebrities can carry movies and parts that are really empty and uninspiring just cuz we want to see them. I think Open Grave could be recast (not that it needs it) and be just as good. It's a good story, they filmed it good, etc.

Watch it. Do it, now. Just put the kids out back to graze and feed em later. Watch it. Aaarrrggghhhh....!!!!

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