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Absentia (2011)

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A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

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Mike Flanagan

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Mike Flanagan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Parker ... Callie (as Katie Parker)
Courtney Bell ... Tricia
Dave Levine ... Det. Mallory
Justin Gordon ... Det. Lonergan
Morgan Peter Brown ... Daniel
James Flanagan James Flanagan ... Jamie Lambert
Doug Jones ... Walter Lambert
Scott Graham Scott Graham ... Psychiatrist
Connie Ventress ... Ruth
Ian Gregory ... Mitch
Mark Dumonski Mark Dumonski ... Dr. Carpenter
Elisabeth Adwin Elisabeth Adwin ... Lawyer
Erin Cipolletti ... Uniformed Officer
Jonathan Fisher Jonathan Fisher ... Uniformed Officer
Brandon Valley Jones Brandon Valley Jones ... Uniformed Officer
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Storyline

Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that Daniel's presumed death might be anything but 'natural.' The ancient force at work in the tunnel might have set its sights on Callie and Tricia ... and Daniel might be suffering a fate far worse than death in its grasp. Written by Mike Flanagan

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Taglines:

There are fates worse than death.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2013 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Nestali See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

(at around 23 mins) The mirror hanging on the wall when Tricia (Courtney Bell) is talking to her psychiatrist (Scott Graham) is the mirror from Mike Flanagan's short film Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan (2006) - also starring Scott Graham. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) When Callie and Tricia are reading the news about the three missing students, the text of the columns corresponds to an article about the music group One Ring Zero (written by Susan Carpenter and published in "Los Angeles Times" in June 10, 2004). See more »

Quotes

Callie: Tricia, every culture in the history of our species has had mythology about creatures that spirit people away, that take them into some unreal underworld, enslave them, brutalize them...
Tricia: ...easier to embrace a nightmare than accept how stupid, how simple reality is some times...
Callie: The Scandinavian Vinder-folk Troll legends, the Egyptian insect demons, the Banshee, the Wendigo, there's a common thread to all of this...! They're just... finding... 'kay. Dark Matter. Tangential dimensions. If ...
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Good premise that just got boring
12 March 2013 | by RMS1949See all my reviews

While I try to be more lenient with Low Budget productions, I still try and give my honest opinion on what I saw. It mas made very well and all the actors did a fine job.. But for me suspenseful thrillers should keep building and then have a satisfying climax. Unfortunately Absentia does neither... It starts off by creating an eerie atmosphere, offers several paths to take, but then just keeps doing that same attempt to pull you in over and over.. Once you already "pulled" the audience in,, you should then take them on a wild ride forward, not keep repeating the previous premises till it's monotonous,,.. Anyway, it was okay for a single viewing and I do wish all involved the best of luck on their next adventure...


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