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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)

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A group of mountaineers in the Scottish Highlands discover a kidnapped girl and are pursued by her captors.


Julian Gilbey


Julian Gilbey, Will Gilbey (as William Gilbey)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Newman ... Rob
Ed Speleers ... Ed
Melissa George ... Alison
Kate Magowan ... Jenny
Garry Sweeney ... Alex
Holly Boyd ... Anna
Douglas Russell ... Hunter 1
Alan Steele ... Hunter 2
Sean Harris ... Mr. Kidd
Stephen McCole ... Mr. Mcrae
Karel Roden ... Darko
Eamonn Walker ... Andy
Paul Anderson ... Chris
Eric Barlow Eric Barlow ... Sergeant Gray
Jamie Edgell Jamie Edgell ... House Owner


A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety. Written by Carnaby International

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Out there, there's nowhere to hide

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some strong violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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English | Serbian

Release Date:

2 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lonely Place to Die - Todesfalle Highlands See more »

Filming Locations:

Essex, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$176,801 (United Kingdom), 9 September 2011, Limited Release
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Julian Gilbey and brother Will who co-wrote the script became avid and experienced climbers to make this film. See more »


At first the ransom is described at 6 million euros, and then it's described as 6 million US, i.e., six million dollars. See more »


Mr. Kidd: [to someone dying of gunshot wounds] You feel that? That's the price of your nobility... hurts doesn't it?
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Crazy Credits

Over the credits home made footage shows Alison's party in previous climbing adventures See more »


Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 6 September 2011 (2011) See more »


By Yon Castle Wa'
written by Heather Heywood
Arranged and Performed by Sophie Ramsay
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Starts out so well
15 February 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

The trailer for this film made it look like an excellent little low-budget mountaineering thriller, set in the Scottish wilds. Melissa George and buddies being stalked by a gang of human traffickers, no doubt being picked off one by one by a rifle with telescopic sights. Hard to get wrong, right? Well, no, actually, because A LONELY PLACE TO DIE is the perfect example of a good premise going astray.

The opening sequence of this film could accurately be described as nail-biting. The subsequent events, setting up the characters and then the big twist in the woods – all are portrayed accurately. The chase through the wilderness scenes are fine. Then, at around halfway through, this film suddenly falls to pieces. The writers just haven't got a clue how to sustain momentum. The action moves to a town, and that turns out to be the worst possible thing they could do, because then it becomes a ludicrous shoot-em-up.

Melissa George, by now a seasoned veteran of horror/thrillers, makes for an engagingly tough heroine. Sean Harris has always been an ice-cold villain and doesn't disappoint. But wait, what's all this? A whole new trio of leading characters, brought into the action late on, suddenly taking over the limelight? Despite Eamonn Walker being a gifted actor, the shift in focus just doesn't work. And if I see ONE more scene in which the characters meet up with a cop who then gets shot, I'll scream.

By the end, this is tripe of the highest order, and a real disappointment. It started off so well too. Once again, check out the Spanish thriller KING OF THE HILL to see how it SHOULD be done...

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