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by Lee Cronin


Sarah moves her precocious son, Chris, to a secluded new home in a rural town, trying to ease his apprehensions as they hope for a fresh start after a difficult past. But after a startling encounter with a mysterious new neighbor, Sarah’s nerves are set on edge. Chris disappears in the night into the forest behind their house, and Sarah discovers an ominous, gaping sinkhole while searching for him. Though he returns, some disturbing behavioral changes emerge, and Sarah begins to worry that the boy who came back is not her son.

international title: The Hole in the Ground
original title: The Hole in the Ground
country: Ireland
sales agent: Bankside Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Lee Cronin
film run: 90'
release date: IE 1/03/2019, UK 1/03/2019, LT 1/03/2019, PL 5/04/2019, DE 16/05/2019, ES 19/07/2019
screenplay: Lee Cronin, Stephen Shields
cast: Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall, James Quinn Markey
cinematography by: Tom Comerford
film editing: Colin Campbell
art director: Conor Dennison
costumes designer: Saija Siekkinen
music: Stephen McKeon
producer: John Keville, Conor Barry
co-producer: Benoit Roland, Ulla Simonen
production: Savage Productions - SP Films, Wrong Men / Wrong Men North, Made
backing: Irish Film Board (IE), Finnish Film Foundation (FI)
distributor: Wildcard Distribution, Vertigo Films, M2 Films, Weltkino Filmverleih Gmbh
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