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Dark Places (2015)

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Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.

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Gilles Paquet-Brenner (written for the screen by), Gillian Flynn (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Libby Day
Sterling Jerins ... Young Libby Day
Nicholas Hoult ... Lyle Wirth
Christina Hendricks ... Patty Day
Corey Stoll ... Ben Day
Tye Sheridan ... Young Ben Day
Andrea Roth ... Diondra
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Young Diondra
Sean Bridgers ... Runner Day
J. LaRose ... Trey Teepano (as J LaRose)
Shannon Kook ... Young Trey Teepano
Jennifer Pierce Mathus ... Diane
Natalie Precht ... Michelle Day
Madison McGuire ... Debby Day
Lori Z. Cordova ... Magda
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Storyline

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In 1985, her entire family was murdered. 30 years later, the truth emerges.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violence, language, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lugares oscuros See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$208,588, 31 December 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,090,852, 14 December 2016
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Released in the U.S. on Charlize Theron's 40th birthday. See more »

Goofs

Although it is only 1985, forensics at this time was strong enough to get fingerprints. Ben did not touch the gun throughout the entire movie, therefore he would have had no prints on it. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Libby Day: Ben learned something in his prison that I never learned in mine. Forgiveness. My mom told us to make a useful life. Nothing big. Nothing grand. Just a start. Finally, a start.
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Connections

Featured in Bringing 'Dark Places' to Light (2015) See more »

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Taking Care of Joey
Written and Performed by Jess Bailey
Courtesy of CEG Rights B.V.
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A great indie mystery.
12 August 2015 | by albertojleal1See all my reviews

A great little movie. Slow and intense, it tells a very good story. Compelling as well as intriguing, the movie real characters. Normal human beings that for better or for worse are people dealing with their life in a desperate way of making things better. It is heart braking as well as full of hope even is the latter is harder to find at times. I had a great time watching this movie but I also didn't expect it to be Gone Girl - which is directed by David Fincher. Gilles Paquet-Brenner gives us a good mystery with a secret that doesn't reveal itself until the very end. Great cast, good script but this movie is more challenging than Fincher's. Gave it your absolute attention, and you will be rewarded.


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