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THE LODGERS

by Brian O'Malley

synopsis

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother - and with the curse that haunts them.

original title: The Lodgers
country: Ireland
sales agent: Epic Pictures Group (US)
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Brian O'Malley
film run: 93'
release date: IT 8/03/2018, IE 9/03/2018, PL 29/06/2018
screenplay: David Turpin
cast: David Bradley, Eugene Simon, Moe Dunford, Bill Milner, Charlotte Vega, Roisin Murphy, Deirdre O'Kane, Emmet Kelly
cinematography by: Richard Kendrick
film editing: Tony Kearns
art director: Joe Fallover
costumes designer: Sarajane Ffrench O'Carroll
music: Kevin Murphy, Stephen Shannon, David Turpin
producer: Julianne Forde, Ruth Treacy
executive producer: Shaked Berenson, Patrick Ewald, Macdara Kelleher
line producer: Ailish Bracken
production: Tailored Films
backing: Irish Film Board
distributor: Best Film, M2 Pictures
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