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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.

Director:

Julian Gilbey

Writers:

Julian Gilbey, Will Gilbey (as William Gilbey)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$442,550
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While filming one of the mountain climbing scenes, a boulder came crashing down, almost landing on the crew below. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 »

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Featured in Projector: A Lonely Place to Die (2011) See more »

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The Burning of Auchindoun
written by Willie MacIntosh
Arranged and Produced by Michael Richard Plowman
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Genre-Jumping Pleasure
1 August 2012 | by basilisksamukSee all my reviews

Yet again I am surprised by a movie that was little more than a random recording off a satellite channel. Expecting something that might be OK, I actually saw a very good movie indeed. The crazy thing is that I'd never heard of it before. I don't remember seeing any reviews of it and it certainly never had any exposure in the British press. But why? It might not be everyone's cup of tea but it's much better than the average Hollywood blockbuster that has a budget twenty times bigger than this. I have a pretty jaundiced view of the state of British film making but when I see a really good one like this then I think perhaps there is hope.

The Highland locations and the cinematography grabbed my attention right away. The plot surprised me (remember I knew nothing about it beforehand) and kept me guessing as to what genre it was. Was it a thriller, adventure film or a horror film? Could be any of these. I've subsequently read reviews that classify it as a horror film but, whilst it has elements you'd associate with horror, I wouldn't put it in that genre. This is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. If you are in a single genre then you have to follow the tropes of that genre to be true to it. If you aren't making a genre film then you have more flexibility to be different.

It isn't perfect (what film is?) One sequence seems to feature the most incompetent pair of sharpshooters ever seen in a film and some of the dialogue is difficult to make out in places. It might work on The Wire but it doesn't work in a film with little dialogue in the first place.

There are clear influences from other films and, in particular, a sequence that owes much to The Wicker Man but these are done well and add to the viewing experience.

A great British film, not a phrase you often hear from me. I just wish I'd been able to catch it in the theatre


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