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His House (2020)

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A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

Director:

Remi Weekes

Writers:

Remi Weekes (screenplay), Felicity Evans (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sope Dirisu ... Bol Majur
Wunmi Mosaku ... Rial Majur
Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba ... Nyagak
Matt Smith ... Mark Essworth
Javier Botet ... The Witch
Yvonne Campbell ... South Sudanese Woman
Vivienne Soan ... Neighbour
Lola May ... Nyagak's Mother
Kevin Layne ... The Cameroonian
Maureen Casey Maureen Casey ... Detention Custody Officer
Homer Todiwala Homer Todiwala ... Iraqi Man
Dominic Coleman ... Lead Officer
Sally Plumb Sally Plumb ... Secondary Officer
Roland Manookian ... Barber
Andy Gathergood ... Church Man
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Storyline

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Goofs

At around 29 minutes when Rial is getting her blood drawn, the woman drawing her blood fills a purple top tube while the yellow top is clearly shown to be empty. When drawing blood, however, the purple top (EDTA) tube is always drawn last after all other tubes to avoid cross contamination of tube additives. See more »

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[first lines]
Rial: [in Dinka] I'll protect you.
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Not what I was expecting
30 October 2020 | by freqeteqSee all my reviews

Going in I thought I'd know what this film was about, I mean a film in 2020 about two black refugees going through the immigration system in Britain how can it be anything but what I'm expecting it to be? But I was wrong, and I am so glad I was.

Another reviewer said that this is "woke" and a commentary on immigration, it isn't, not at all. This is not a film about race or the differences in race or the difficulties of adjusting to living in a new country, it's not trying to say anything about the immigration system it's just telling a story that happens to involve new immigrants to a country, saying this is a commentary on immigration is like saying Jaws is a commentary on water safety or Die Hard 2 is a commentary on airport security.

This film is a supernatural horror about the desperate things that people will do to survive and the consequences of those actions, and it's one of the most entertaining horrors I've seen for a while with some genuinely unsettling scenes, I can only hope people don't dismiss it because of a few ignorant reviewers who see imaginary agendas whenever there are black characters leading a film.

8/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Dinka

Release Date:

30 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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