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On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Essie Davis ... Orla
Sean Harris ... Jamie
Marcel Iures ... John
Crispin Letts Crispin Letts ... Doctor
John Lynch ... Dan
Ruth Negga ... Mary
Stanley Townsend ... Garda Hourigan
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The broken farmer Dan rents his farm for the scientist John from the Bovine Genetics Technology that is researching genetic modifications of cattle to increase its fertilization. The veterinarian Orla is bitten by the calf while helping the cow to deliver, and she feels that something went wrong with the experiment. During the night, the cow has a narrow passage for the calf, and Dan asks the young couple Jamie and Mary that is parked in a trailer in front of his farm's entrance to help him in the delivery. When the offspring is born, it bites Dan; Orla arrives later and realizes that it is a genetic anomaly and she sacrifices the calf. During the autopsy of the animal, she discovers that the fetus is pregnant and she destroys the freak hybrids. However, one of them escapes and attacks a cow first and Jamie later. When John arrives in the farm, he discovers that there is the danger of infection of human beings and decides to quarantine the spot. But one offspring is alive and need to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A horror film set on a lonely farm in rural Ireland


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Elkülönítve See more »

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Budget:

£2,900,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Inside the Barn: Creating Isolation (2007) See more »

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I'm Going To Make You Love Me
Performed by Jim Ford
From the album "Jim Ford - Harlan County" Sundown 1002; 1969
(p)(c)2000 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
Under license from Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
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Not as bad as all that
28 June 2006 | by christian_zabriskieSee all my reviews

I think that the other review of this film is a bit unfair. Yes it is a quiet movie which moves with a very deliberate pace. No there is not a huge monster nor do we see it overly much. The important thing in kind of indie horror film is to establish tension then retain and gain it. The film was quite effective there. There are a number of moments which are very uncomfortable indeed in this film. By not showing too much of the creature they were using the "Cat People" dodge which is that if you don't have the money or resources for a big scary beast then let the audience imagine it. If they had shown something one wonders if the prior reviewer would have trashed them for that as well.


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