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THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (2007)

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* "One of the best films I've ever seen..." FilmThreat.com * "An excellent film with a palpable sense of dread" Aint It Cool News * "Likely to blindside you with its inexorably and powerfully built sense of unease..."-Fangoria * "Shockingly good...Will restore your faith in cinema" monstersandcritics.com * "The sort of film we need more of from the UK...Superb." DVDTimes.co.uk * "A visually stunning must-see" Metro


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Catalogue No. AUN0089
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000899
DVD Release Date 13 Mar 2008
Director Simon Rumley
Producer Nick O'Hagan
Cast Roger Lloyd-Pack, Leo Bill, Kate Fahy
Genre Horror Thriller
Rating MA15+ (Strong themes and violence)
Run Time 83 minutes
Visual Format 16:9 Anamorphic
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English
Special Features * Behind The Scenes * Deleted Scenes * Short Film "SMILES" by Director Simon Rumley
Quotes * "One of the best films I've ever seen..." FilmThreat.com * "An excellent film with a palpable sense of dread" Aint It Cool News * "Likely to blindside you with its inexorably and powerfully built sense of unease..."-Fangoria * "Shockingly good...Will restore your faith in cinema" monstersandcritics.com * "The sort of film we need more of from the UK...Superb." DVDTimes.co.uk * "A visually stunning must-see" Metro
Awards WINNER Jury Awards Best Film Best Director Best Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Make-Up FANTASTIC FEST, AUSTIN 2006 - SPECIAL JURY MENTION New Visions SITGES, SPAIN 2006 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Rotterdam - Buenos Aires - Transilvania - Durban - Fantasia Santiago - Espoo - Frightfest - Libertas - FantasticFest - Split Sitges - Torun - Leeds - Stockholm - Fantasporto

Synopsis
Close to bankruptcy, ex-Lord Donald Brocklebank (Roger Lloyd-Pack- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is forced to sell the sprawling mansion he lives in with his wife and schizophrenic son James (Leo Bill - 28 Days Later). Lady Nancy Brocklebank (Kate Fahy) has taken seriously ill and Donald must now arrange for a family nurse to come and care for her.

James would like nothing more than to prove to his father that he is a responsible adult. In a misguided attempt to do so, James tragically locks Nurse Mary out of the house. As the stress of looking after an ailing patient increases, James' own mental condition worsens and his ability to care for his mother diminishes along with his ability to tell fantasy from reality in this nightmarish decent into hell.
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