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UK, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Young Blood)

Director: James Watkins


“A gruelling, grimly effective British chiller.” - Screen International

The directorial debut of My Little Eye screenwriter James Watkins, Eden Lake sees a middle-class couple's idyllic weekend camping trip turn into a nightmare. What starts as idle taunting by a gang of local youths takes a more sinister turn, as the malicious pranks escalate into unfathomable cruelties.

A slow-burning, uncomfortably realistic thriller, Eden Lake is a visceral Lord of the Flies-style tale that plays on the seething undercurrent of class warfare that runs through British society.

Stars Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender (Hunger, MIFF 08).

“The best British horror film in years: nasty, scary and tight as a drum.” - Guardian

D/S James Watkins P Christian Colson, Richard Holmes Dist Madman Entertainment TD 35mm/2008

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