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Isolation (2005)

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

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Billy O'Brien

Writer:

Billy O'Brien
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Cast

Cast overview:
Essie Davis ... Orla
Sean Harris ... Jamie
Marcel Iures ... John
Crispin Letts ... Doctor
John Lynch ... Dan
Ruth Negga ... Mary
Stanley Townsend ... Garda Hourigan
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Storyline

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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UK | Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Elkülönítve See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,056
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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Bovine aliens... Or something thereabout...
5 October 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Isolation" is actually a rather enjoyable movie, a fairly straight forward horror movie, in the likes of "Alien", actually. Well, think Alien subjected to an element of bovine, and then you essentially have "Isolation".

The story is about some experiment taking place on a remote farm in remote location of Ireland. Local farmer Dan (played by John Lynch) and veterinarian Orla (played by Essie Davis) are not fully aware of the extends of the experiment in which they are participating. Something is wrong with the cow carrying a calf, and during a troubled birthing, a horrible secret is revealed.

"Isolation" was filmed in a nice way, lots of interesting shots and angles here, and there was a very intense and adrenaline-filled moments throughout the movie. The mood was great and really helped the movie along quite nicely.

The creature effects was quite interesting, and it was a very unique appearance they opted to go for in the movie, both with the larvae and the grown creature itself.

And there is enough blood in the movie to keep most gorehounds fairly satisfied.

Got 95 minutes to spare, then "Isolation" could be a good way to spend it. The movie is enjoyable, has a good story and some interesting creature effects.


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