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Dark (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 17 October 2015 (USA)
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A disturbed young woman must confront her worst fears when she finds herself trapped alone in a New York City loft during the 2003 blackout.

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Nick Basile

Writers:

Elias (screenplay), Nick Basile (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Whitney Able ... Kate
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Leah
Michael Eklund ... Benoit
Brendan Sexton III ... John
Benny Ash ... Avi
Redman ... Marco
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eunice Ahn Eunice Ahn ... Model
Steel Burkhardt ... Sean
James Dinonno ... Bouncer
Kristopher Thompson-Bolden Kristopher Thompson-Bolden ... Marcel
Anita Valentini Anita Valentini ... Bag Lady
Rose Wartell Rose Wartell ... Yogi
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During the New York City blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah's Brooklyn loft, but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the middle of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate's paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night. Written by Unknown

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On August 14th 2003 New York City went DARK

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Drama | Thriller

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7 February 2017 | by jackduvallSee all my reviews

This is an underrated work of art. I was blown away by the performances, especially the lead Kate played by Whitney Able (who was also fantastic in Gareth Edward's Monsters). It's a slow burn thriller which builds to an ultimate and tragic finale. The intense emotions on display are really well done. Underneath the surface it's really a study of depression and mental illness with moments of such deep despair it reminded me at times of Lars Von Trier's Melancholia. I will say I think this movie was marketed wrong as a horror film and the poster art is misleading. Some reviews seem to be people expecting a "jump scare" horror movie which this definitely is NOT. If that is what you are expecting you will be very disappointed. But, if you are like me, and really like and seek out more art house, character driven, psychological thrillers this film really delivers. It's a film that will stick with you for awhile. Like Antonioni's Blow-Up, Dark is an atmospheric journey with more layers to it than appear on the surface.


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17 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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