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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.

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