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Isolation (2005)

On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.

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Billy O'Brien

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Billy O'Brien
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Cast

Cast overview:
Essie Davis ... Orla
Sean Harris ... Jamie
Marcel Iures ... John
Crispin Letts ... Doctor
John Lynch ... Dan
Ruth Negga ... Mary
Stanley Townsend ... Garda Hourigan
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Storyline

The broken farmer Dan rents his farm for the scientist John from the Bovine Genetics Technology that is researching genetic modifications of cattle to increase its fertilization. The veterinarian Orla is bitten by the calf while helping the cow to deliver, and she feels that something went wrong with the experiment. During the night, the cow has a narrow passage for the calf, and Dan asks the young couple Jamie and Mary that is parked in a trailer in front of his farm's entrance to help him in the delivery. When the offspring is born, it bites Dan; Orla arrives later and realizes that it is a genetic anomaly and she sacrifices the calf. During the autopsy of the animal, she discovers that the fetus is pregnant and she destroys the freak hybrids. However, one of them escapes and attacks a cow first and Jamie later. When John arrives in the farm, he discovers that there is the danger of infection of human beings and decides to quarantine the spot. But one offspring is alive and need to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A horror film set on a lonely farm in rural Ireland


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Elkülönítve See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,056
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

References The Tale of the Rat That Wrote (1999) See more »

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I'm Going To Make You Love Me
Performed by Jim Ford
From the album "Jim Ford - Harlan County" Sundown 1002; 1969
(p)(c)2000 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
Under license from Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
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I actually liked it, it was creepy and intense.
19 August 2008 | by Cablebot3000See all my reviews

Isolation is a very odd horror/thriller, but it works. The storyline isn't the best (animal experiment gone wrong), but its doable. The thing that makes the movie pretty good is the characters, suspense, and fear of the unknown. The actors are not well known, but they are good, they make it a lot more believable. Also, they act in a realistic manner, which also really helped. Over all its a great suspense film. Yes, the idea as a whole is pretty trite and corny, but the director made it work into something good. Its a good above average horror/thriller that is actually pretty underrated. I rate this 7/10. Rated R for violence/gore, language and a scene of sexuality


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