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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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... Priest
... Tommy
... Marie
... Joanne
... Council Office Clerk
... Dr. Kelly
Chris Hegarty ... Feral Child
Pete Murphy ... Paramedic
Scott Mckenzie ... Paramedic / Doctor
Jake Wilson ... Danny
Matthew Workman ... Feral Child chained
Elizabeth Brady ... Nurse
Charlie Graham ... Feral Child
Grant Morrison ... Taxi Driver
Christopher Warbrick ... Stout Council Worker
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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

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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

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1 March 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Citadel - Wo das Böse wohnt  »

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The feral children were referred to as the hoods in the script. 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 »

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When you were Sweet Sixteen
Written by James Thornton
Performed by Richard McCollough
Arrangement and recording by Matthew Nolan and Cameron Doyle
Additional Recording by Steve Shannon
Courtesy of SPR Sound
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Original Irish Horror with a truly contemporary twist...
25 May 2013 | by See 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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