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The Dark (2005)

In mourning over the tragic drowning of their daughter Sarah, James and Adèle are visited by Ebrill, a young girl who claims she died 60 years ago - and bears a startling resemblance to Sarah.

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John Fawcett

Writers:

Simon Maginn (novel), Stephen Massicotte (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Maria Bello ... Adèlle
Sean Bean ... James
Maurice Roëves ... Dafydd
Sophie Stuckey Sophie Stuckey ... Sarah
Abigail Stone Abigail Stone ... Ebrill
Richard Elfyn ... Rowan
Casper Harvey Casper Harvey ... Young Dafydd
Eluned Jones Eluned Jones ... Doctor
Gwenyth Petty Gwenyth Petty ... Librarian
Robin Griffith Robin Griffith ... Police Inspector
Mike Keggen Mike Keggen ... Rib Skipper
Tonya Smith Tonya Smith ... Main Stumblehead Martyr
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Storyline

While in Wales visiting her husband James, Adèlle tries to fix her relationship with her teenager daughter Sarah. They see a weird memorial without the plate and with the name "Annwyn" marked, and the local Dafydd explains that this would be the place where people go after dying in accordance with the Welsh mythology. Later, Sarah vanishes on the beach and the daughter of the local fanatic shepherd, Ebrill, who died fifty years ago, appears in her place. Adele makes a research trying to find how to rescue her daughter from Annway. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One of the living for one of the dead.


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

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Country:

Isle Of Man | UK | USA | Germany

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

26 January 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La oscuridad See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£265,084 (United Kingdom), 9 April 2006, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie borrows many story line elements from The Ring (2002) and Silent Hill (2006). In the latter case, there's even similar casting with Sean Bean as the Father. See more »

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During the water splashing scenes, you can see water on the camera lens. See more »

Quotes

Adèlle: The night Sarah went missing, I saw a girl.
James: You saw a girl?
Adèlle: Yes, out in the yard.
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An alternate ending is included on the USA Region 1 DVD from Sony Pictures. See more »

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I enjoyed it
22 April 2006 | by cheerleader122See all my reviews

As a huge fan of horror movies, I give pretty much everything in this category a chance. I had never heard of this movie before, just stumbled upon it at the video store. I know a lot of people think it was a stereotypical horror movie but I jumped A LOT. And to be honest, I didn't always see the frights coming. I do see similarity between The Ring and The Dark but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I am still a little unsure about the ending but I guess that happens sometimes in this category. The camera work made it a little difficult at times to see but I guess it is called The Dark for a reason. The little girl was creepy which seems to be a requirement for child roles in horror movies. All and all I would say it's worth a peek.


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