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The Holding (2011)

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

Director:

Susan Jacobson

Writer:

James Dormer (screenplay)
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Cast

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

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Passado Obscuro See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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This is what it is
14 November 2011 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

This is a solid little indi film about a family who are terrorised by a nutter out in the countryside. That is pretty much it.

The acting, camera work and set is very good considering the tight budget. There isn't much substance to the movie and the plot gets a bit frayed (it seems bodies pile up unnoticed in the countryside quite easily) but it is tense in places and although annoying you do engage with the central characters.

The film is not terrifying there is no gratuitous gore or nudity -must admit we were a little disappointed on that point as Kierston Wareing oozes sex appeal.

Don't expect too much from this and you won't get let down. I enjoyed it but I wouldn't recommend selling the farm to watch it.


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