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by David Keating


The villagers of Wake Wood perform an ancient ritual to bring the dead back to life for three days, in order to say farewell before their journey to the spirit world. A young couple begs the villagers to bring their daughter back but they find themselves unable to lose her for a second time. Their attempts to keep her alive mean they must pay a terrible price.

original title: Wake Wood
country: Ireland, United Kingdom
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: David Keating
screenplay: Brendan McCarthy, David Keating
cast: Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall, Ella Connolly
cinematography by: Chris Maris
film editing: Dermot Diskin
art director: John Hand
producer: John McDonnell, Brendan McCarthy
production: Fantastic Films
backing: Irish Film Board, Hammer Films
distributor: Vertigo Films
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