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Citadel (2012)

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An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.

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Ciarán Foy (as Ciaran Foy)

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Ciarán Foy (as Ciaran Foy)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Cosmo ... Priest
Aneurin Barnard ... Tommy
Wunmi Mosaku ... Marie
Amy Shiels ... Joanne
Ian Hanmore ... Council Office Clerk
Ingrid Craigie ... Dr. Kelly
Jake Wilson Jake Wilson ... Danny
Pete Murphy Pete Murphy ... Paramedic
Chris Hegarty Chris Hegarty ... Feral Child
Harry Saunders Harry Saunders ... Elsa
Sandra McFadden Sandra McFadden ... Nurse
Matthew Workman Matthew Workman ... Feral Child chained
Scott Mckenzie Scott Mckenzie ... Paramedic / Doctor
Connor McGroary Connor McGroary ... Feral Child
Charlie Graham Charlie Graham ... Feral Child
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Tommy Cowley is a young father inflicted with chronic agoraphobia since his wife was brutally attacked by a gang of a twisted feral children. Trapped in the dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown, he finds himself terrorised by the same gang, who now seem intent on taking his baby daughter. Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, Tommy sets out to learn the nightmarish truth surrounding these hooded children. He also discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most - the abandoned tower block known as the Citadel. Written by Anonymous

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They see your fear

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language | See all certifications »

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Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Citadela See more »

Filming Locations:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This film was shot during a severely cold winter. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy leaves his home near the start of the film to take the baby to the centre, by his front door there is a phone base with no phone, when he returns later there is a phone in the cradle. See more »

Soundtracks

Scattered
Written by Jennifer Evans
Performed by Jennifer Evans and Bryan O'Connell
Arrangement and recording by Matthew Nolan and Cameron Doyle
Courtesy of SPR Sound
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Original Irish Horror with a truly contemporary twist...
25 May 2013 | by Zachar_LaskewiczSee all my reviews

Although this film was made thanks to sponsorship from the Irish film board, it is far from a piece of Catholic dogma. The character who plays the priest renounces religion entirely and the film's horror is an original and recent addition to the genre. It's full of good ideas and can be related to relatively recent phenomena; the urban sprawl and the creation of enormous flatblocks outside city centres, prevalent across the United Kingdom. Most frighteningly perhaps it represents the disaffected youth who hide themselves from the enormous collection of security cameras which dictate their life. Spawns of drug selling youth hide their identity behind hoodies; who'd have guessed 20 years ago that being approached by a group of youth wearing tracksuits would be such a menacing phenomenon. In this film creative use is made of this fear. The film is far from perfect, but most important is its originality, fear is created the way it should be, as suspense, and the implication of the horror created by its themes don't require an enormous spilling of blood or disgusting special effects to disquiet and disturb you. I'm glad I saw this film; it proves again that truly good additions to the genre, don't originate from Hollywood and don't require its approval to be made.


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