Skip to main content

The Hole

New Zealand, 1998 (MIFF 1998, Fiction)

Director: Brian Challis

An unlikely couple drilling for water make a strange discovery with shocking consequences. Meticulous production design and sumptuous black and white photography do wonders in this comedy-thriller. It's an homage to "The Twilight Zone" that rewards suspension of disbelief with a wonderful sting in its tail.

See also...

The Black Spot

Using beautiful black and white photography, The Black Spot follows the imaginings of a young boy struggling to come to terms with his epilepsy. ... More »

A Fine Weekend

A man is diverted from his weekend routine by a romantic encounter with a woman. Dismissing the encounter as brief distraction, he hurriedly absconds to make his appointment with his best friend ... More »

Jumbo

A terse, idiosyncratic study of love, mistrust and suburbia. Odlin is doing odd jobs for Ricky and Francine, but when Francine gives Odlin the keys to the house, Ricky takes a stand. An elegantly ... More »

Sweetness

"When the film starts you will see a woman's face and hear a man's voice." In one simple continuous shot director Rachel Davis chal­lenges and redefines the question, fiction or documentary ... More »

Sinistre

A high contrast black and white short comedy from New Zealand about a strange family in which the term Sinistre takes on its ancient meaning: "to be middle aged and left-handed". Mrs Stubbs has no ... More »

Lambs

Jimmy is forced to chose between running away or staying in a hostile and violent home environment to protect his younger siblings. ... A hard-hitting film that screened in competition at the 2012 ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director