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And Soon the Darkness (2010)

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When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

Director:

Marcos Efron

Writers:

Jennifer Derwingson (screenplay), Marcos Efron (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Heard ... Stephanie
Odette Annable ... Ellie (as Odette Yustman)
Karl Urban ... Michael
Adriana Barraza ... Rosamaria
César Vianco César Vianco ... Calvo
Michel Noher ... Chucho
Luis Sabatini Luis Sabatini ... Luca
Daniel Figuereido Daniel Figuereido ... Pedro
Jorge Booth Jorge Booth ... Hernán
Gia Mantegna ... Camila
Javier Luna Javier Luna ... Bar Owner
Andrea Verdun Andrea Verdun ... Waitress
Nicolas Dolensky Nicolas Dolensky ... Cute Guy (as Nicolás Dolensky)
Walter Pena Walter Pena ... Mechanic (as Walter Peña)
Esteban Pastrana Esteban Pastrana ... Barman
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Storyline

When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized. Written by prc

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Alone. Stranded. No One to Trust.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and brief torture | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Argentina | France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 February 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amenintarea noptii See more »

Filming Locations:

Salta, Argentina See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The girls visit a bar called Bar La Paloma. Paloma is the name of director Marcos Efron's older sister. See more »

Goofs

During the scene, when Ellie and Stephanie are first drinking in the bar, the two young Argentinian men buy the girls a shot each. Stephanie is shown drinking almost all of her shot, however on the next shot she still has a full shot glass and is preparing herself to drink it. See more »

Quotes

Stephanie: [on her cellphone, trying to locate Ellie] So it's me, uhm, where are you? I'm at the cow place now.
[looking around for her friend]
Stephanie: Uhm, so call me. Bye.
[starts pushing her bicycle, looking vaguely worried, as car approaches]
Michael: [driver in car] Hey!
Stephanie: Hi.
Michael: Where's your friend?
Stephanie: Coming.
Michael: Yeah?
Stephanie: Yeah.
[...]
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Connections

Remake of And Soon the Darkness (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix)
Written by Rafael Ruiz and Antonio Romero
Performed by Los del Río
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Couldn't watch more than 10 minutes of this crap
6 January 2011 | by John KongSee all my reviews

The plot as many has mentioned is so stupidly predictable from the very beginning. What really annoyed me though was how it stereotypes American going to developing countries and acting...well like ignorant American tourists just asking to be robbed, ridiculed, and/or raped. I mean, who in their right mind, male or female, would dress up and go to a local bar in a small, little town out in the middle of nowhere.

What gets to me most though is this very Hollywood, developed world perspective that all developing countries from Asia to South America to East Europe are dangerous places where deviants and criminals are constantly roaming around hunting and kidnapping innocent, naive American tourists. This is as far from reality as it gets. Well that's Hollywood for you and the 5.2/10 is well-deserved.


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