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by Tom Geens


Birds tweet. The wind gently rustles leaves. A man dives on a rabbit and kills it. At last, he and his wife can finally eat another good meal. The couple’s clothes and wedding rings give away the fact that they were once civilized, but now they live in a forest cave in the middle of the Pyrenees. While John spends his days searching for food, his wife, who suffers from panic attacks, hardly dares to step out of the cave. One day, when he is forced to pick up medicine from a nearby village, John is unable to avoid meeting the helpful farmer André. André man- ages to gain John’s trust and reawaken his longing for civilisation. John refuses, however, to give away the location of his wife’s hideout. But it’s already too late. With an outstanding cast, director Tom Geen has created a razor-sharp phychogram of a traumatised married couple.

international title: Couple in a Hole
original title: Couple in a Hole
country: United Kingdom, France, Belgium
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Tom Geens
release date: FR 6/04/2016
cast: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher, Corinne Masiero
cinematography by: Sam Care
film editing: Alain Dessauvage
art director: Richard Campling
costumes designer: Angela Billows
producer: Zorana Piggott
co-producer: Dries Phlypo, Aurélie Bordier
production: 011 Productions, The Chicken Factory, A Private View, Les Enragés
distributor: Verve Pictures, Eurozoom


main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2015City to City
Zurich Film Festival 2015 
Les Arcs International Film Festival 2015 

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