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Couple in a Hole (2015)

Devastated by the death of their son, a couple from Scotland finds refuge in a man-made cave in the wilderness deep into the French woodlands.



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Cast overview:
Crom Tristan ...
Pharmacist's Son
Regouby Basile ...
Pharmacist's Son's Friend


A middle-aged couple from Scotland is currently residing in a man-made cave inside the vastness of the forest, somewhere in France. After the loss of their son, the mother deeply traumatised, renouncing every ounce of her human nature, enclosed herself in this cavity in the hope of escaping the dark hole of depression. Matters gradually deteriorate as she becomes unwilling or even unable just to be on her feet, reduced to a humanlike feral animal. Defeated and hopeless, the father makes his last stand and tries to salvage the remains of their shattered life, but is there any hope left? Written by Nick Riganas

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couple | forest | savage | death | despair | See All (5) »


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Release Date:

6 April 2016 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sauvages  »

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2.35 : 1
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During principle photography of Couple In A Hole lead male Paul Higgins injured his ankle while shooting a running scene. The injury was so bad that the shoot was postponed around 4 weeks to enable Paul to recover. Crew from the UK returned home and this period. Once filming re-commenced a helicopter was hired to transport crew and equipment to a tricky location, this was not previously booked. See more »

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11 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film moved me. Powerful silence, actions and way of telling this story. It unfolds perfectly, like in a real life event, not some Hollywood garbage that is fed to people, creating this whole fake generation. I am not a person that knows the review speak, so ten lines is a stretch for me, I don't read reviews that are longer than about the same amount of lines, I want to watch and experience a film for myself, not read a book about how another person perceived every detail.

A basic outline is enough. This film is like a snowball, ending in the most unexpected way, yet throughout the film, there were glimmers of indication, if one is perceptive to such things of course. I really enjoyed the journey, there is a melancholic feel to this, that is the closest to a spoiler you will get from me.

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