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THE RIFT

by Peter Bebjak

synopsis

Igor, an unemployed university graduate, discovers the psychiatric assessment reports of Walter Fischer. One day seventy years ago, Fischer disappeared under mysterious circumstances while walking in the Tribec mountains. Two months later, he reappeared under equally mysterious circumstances and had strange wounds and burns all over his body. He was disoriented, could not explain what had happened to him and never recovered. Igor continues his investigation and, to his astonishment, he learns that Fischer's case was not at all isolated - mentions of mysterious disappearances in the mountains date far back into history. More and more chilling stories keep piling up. Igor, his girlfriend Mia, the conspiracy theorist Andrej and the inveterate sceptic David begin to dig deeper into the mystery and unearth a truth more terrifying than any fantasy. They embark on an expedition to the forests of Tribec, where they witness something that defies human understanding. Their initially innocent quest ends in tragedy. This mystery, as the group find out, has incredibly sharp teeth.

international title: The Rift
original title: Trhlina
country: Slovakia
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Peter Bebjak
film run: 111'
release date: SK 24/01/2019, CZ 9/05/2019
screenplay: Tomás Bombík
cast: Matej Marušin, Mária Havranová, David Hartl, Tomas Mastalir, Juraj Loj, Tomáš Mischura, Martin Šalacha, Emanuel Hason, Ondrej Hraška, Jaroslav Mottl, Ela Lehotská
cinematography by: Martin Rau
music: Juraj Dobrakov
producer: Rastislav Šesták, Peter Bebjak
production: D.N.A. production
distributor: Continental Film, Falcon
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