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The Hole in the Ground (2019)

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A single mother living in the Irish countryside with her son begins to suspect he may not be her son at all, and fears his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest behind their house.

Director:

Lee Cronin
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2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Seána Kerslake ... Sarah O'Neill
James Quinn Markey ... Chris O'Neill
Kati Outinen ... Noreen Brady
David Crowley ... Teacher
Simone Kirby ... Louise Caul
Steve Wall ... Rob Caul
Eoin Macken ... Jay Caul
Sarah Hanly Sarah Hanly ... Lil Jones
Bennett Andrew Bennett Andrew ... Doctor (as Andrew Bennett)
James Cosmo ... Des Brady
John Quinn John Quinn ... Detective
Miro Lopperi Miro Lopperi ... A
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karim Barras Karim Barras ... A (voice)
Helena Coppejans Helena Coppejans ... A (voice)
Alain Eloy ... A (voice)
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Storyline

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O'Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There are several nods to The Shining in this movie, including the overhead shot of the car driving and the pattern on the wallpaper after Sarah finishes it. See more »

Quotes

Chris O'Neill: Dad would've killed it for me.
Sarah O'Neill: I'm not Dad.
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RITUAL
Performed by Val James
Written by Cathal McKeon
One Two Many Songs Ltd.
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Amazing job
7 February 2019 | by jivondSee all my reviews

I don't usually leave reviews but I felt I had to, as a photographer and cinematographer, I wanted to applaud everyone for this film. Several of the scenes and the way they were framed left me breathless, along with the acting... I had no choice but to leave 8 stars, thank you!


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Country:

Ireland | UK | Belgium | Finland

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hole in the Ground See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,072

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,373,474
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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