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The Holding (2011)

A heart-pounding suspense thriller, set on an isolated farm in England's beautiful, rugged Peak District.


Susan Jacobson


James Dormer (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
David Bradley ... Cooper
Vincent Regan ... Aden
Kierston Wareing ... Cassie Naylor
Georgia Groome ... Gemma
Terry Stone ... Karsten Rabe
Jake Curran ... Noah
Eileen Davies ... Store Owner
Skye Lourie ... Hannah
Mark Harris ... Mick (as Mark Cooper Harris)
Christopher Brand Christopher Brand ... Dean
Jarrod Cooke Jarrod Cooke ... Jed
David Hobbs David Hobbs ... The Vet
Maisie Lloyd Maisie Lloyd ... Amy
Gregory Oliver Gregory Oliver ... Frazer


In the countryside of England, lonely farmer Nancy raises her daughters Hanna and Amy with financial difficulties in her farm with her only employee Cooper since her husband has disappeared a long time ago. Her neighbor Karsten and his son intend to buy her farm and are pressing the family in an abusive way. Out of the blue, wanderer Aden appears in the farm and helps Nancy with the delivery of the offspring. Aden explains that he was a friend of her husband Dean in an offshore rig and he offers to work for food and lodging. Nancy accepts the offer and soon she has a love affair with Aden. But either Nancy or Aden have dark secrets. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hold it
23 January 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

What starts as a pretty strong thriller descends into an odd (and sadly) bad mix of clichés. Notice who is still standing at the end and who isn't. See a pattern there? I wouldn't have, because I didn't really bother to think about the movie, but another viewer pointed that out to the director. She said it was a coincidence, but I seriously doubt that it was.

Don't get me wrong, there have been movies going the opposite way than this (didn't like that either), but that's not what appalled me. The fact that you get a soap opera, dripping with melodrama in a bad way, that may have gore as a redeeming factor (for some) does make this a difficult watch. It's a shame, that the mood set at the beginning gets undermined by that.

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9 September 2011 (UK) See more »

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Passado Obscuro See more »


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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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