After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the mother of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate her son in the Alaskan wilderness.

Director:

Jeremy Saulnier

Writers:

Macon Blair (screenplay by), William Giraldi (based on the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beckam Crawford ... Bailey
Riley Keough ... Medora Slone
Jeffrey Wright ... Russell Core
Michael Tayles Michael Tayles ... Clerk
Issac Bird Issac Bird ... Yup'ik Teen
Joseph Whitebird Joseph Whitebird ... Yup'ik Man
Zandus Snow Zandus Snow ... Yup'ik Boy
Julian Black Antelope ... Cheeon
Alexander Skarsgård ... Vernon Slone
Conor Boru ... Corporal
Anabel Kutay ... Iraqi Woman
Emmanuel Imani ... Medic
Tantoo Cardinal ... Illanaq
Clarence Hoof ... Yup'ik Prayer 1
Savannah Bird Savannah Bird ... Yup'ik Prayer 2
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Storyline

Retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the pleading of Medora Slone, a young mother whose son was killed by a pack of wolves. As Core attempts to help Medora track down the wolves who took her son, a strange and dangerous relationship develops between the two lonely souls. But when Medora's husband Vernon returns home from the Iraq War, the news of his child's death ignites a violent chain of events. As local cop Donald Marium races to stop Vernon's vengeful rampage, Core is forced on a perilous odyssey into the heart of darkness. Written by Netflix

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alaska | wolves | writer | cmnf | breasts | See All (11) »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Sixth collaboration between Jeremy Saulnier and Macon Blair after Green Room (2015), Blue Ruin (2013), Murder Party (2007), Crabwalk (2004) and Goldfarb (1998) See more »

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Sherriff tells Cheeon that the gun used to kill the 2 police officers was a Springfield 45. He then tells Cheeon that he knows he owns a registered Springfield 45. In Alaska there is no gun registration. See more »

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Medora Slone: [in her letter] Dear Mr. Core, three days ago my son Bailey was taken by wolves. This happened twice already here. No one in the village will hunt them, and I am alone here now. I have read your book. I know you have done this before. In my heart, I know that you are able to do it now. I do not expect you to find my son alive, but you could find the wolf who took him. Come and kill it to help me. I know you have sympathy for this animal. Please don't. My husband will come home from ...
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Summoning the Splendour Once Fallen
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sometimes wolves.. nothing happening.. nothing happening.. people getting shot.. nothing happening.. the end
1 October 2018 | by anna_oddiSee all my reviews

The worst movie i have ever seen in my life. nothing happens and there is no story line.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hold the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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2.39 : 1
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