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A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.

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Aisling Walsh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Morton ... Martha Conroy
Steven Mackintosh ... Tomas Conroy
Mhairi Anderson Mhairi Anderson ... Daisy Gahan
David Bradley ... Sean Cryan
Eva Birthistle ... Cat
Brendan McCormack ... Shay
Zoe Sheridan Zoe Sheridan ... Eva
Flora Montgomery ... Orla Gannon
Orlaith Macqueen Orlaith Macqueen ... Lucy Gannon (as Orlaith McQueen)
Ron Donachie ... Doctor Ferguson
Valerie O'Connor Valerie O'Connor ... Jenny Gahan
Patrick Moy Patrick Moy ... Jim Gahan
Barry Barnes Barry Barnes ... Sergeant Reilly
Maire Hastings Maire Hastings ... Trish Carter
Gary Murphy Gary Murphy ... Matt Brennan
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Martha is an emotionally fragile mother who moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby daughter. Whilst there, the couple decides to take in a disturbed and orphaned autistic girl called Daisy. Uncommunicative and greatly scarred by the violent death of her parents, Daisy gradually warms to her new surroundings. But, as a series of strange occurrences begin to be linked to the little girl, Martha and Tomas begin to hear rumors from the locals that Daisy might be something far more malevolent than she seems. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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She just wants to play.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some language and disturbing content, | See all certifications »

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Quotes

[repeated line]
Daisy Gahan: Play with me!
[repeated line]
Daisy Gahan: [on a fatal fire] It was hot... hot... HOT
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Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do..
30 December 2013 | by ambiguousnightmareSee all my reviews

If you like films without unanswered questions and ambiguity then this film isn't for you. I normally like to discuss these ambiguities and unanswered questions with other but this films ending was very unsatisfying. It left a gap hard to fill. The scenery was pleasing and was generally well acted. The movie was dependent on the charm and eyes of Daisy. I can't deny that she is charming but the film is a little to in love with her. The plot is predictable. Predictable plots are fine if the ride to the conclusion is enjoyable enough. Despite the charm of the film, the solid acting and lovely Irish scenery this film is seriously lacking. When a film is lacking something I can't help comparing it to other spooky child films.

If you like gore then this one isn't for you. This film is about suspense and human drama. This film is very accessible for those with a low horror tolerance. If horror film were based on curries then this would be tikka masala.


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Ireland | UK

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Release Date:

16 April 2010 (Ireland) See more »

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