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Open Grave (2013)

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A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sharlto Copley ... John / Jonah
Thomas Kretschmann ... Lukas
Josie Ho ... Brown Eyes
Joseph Morgan ... Nathan
Erin Richards ... Sharon
Max Wrottesley ... Michael
Márta Szabó Márta Szabó ... Crone
Balázs Szitás Balázs Szitás ... Sickly Man
Zsuzsa Szabados Zsuzsa Szabados ... Grandma (as Zsuzsanna Szabados)
Tofi Seffer Tofi Seffer ... Boy
Éva Botos Éva Botos ... Mother
Kati Dombi Kati Dombi ... Moaner Woman
Araceli Sanz Araceli Sanz ... Voice of Grandma (voice)
Pedro De Santiago Pedro De Santiago ... Voice of Boy (voice)
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Storyline

A man wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that's more vicious - and hungry - than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together - before it's too late. Written by Tribeca Film

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The moment you wake up, the nightmare begins


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anoihtos tafos See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$489,812
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

The first time Jonah is dumped in the pit, one can clearly see one of the corpses breathing, on the far left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

John: We were here to help
John: But we failed.
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Soundtracks

Dies Irae (Day of Wrath)
Written by María López-Gallego
Performed by María López-Gallego
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Do not read any further - Watch it!
5 December 2013 | by genji-hth-106-891191See all my reviews

Trust me on this one. The less you know about this movie the better.

I came across this movie knowing nothing more than the IMDb plot summary. Hence I did not know what to expect. And that is exactly the mindset "Open Grave" will work best for. It is hard to say something about this movie when every statement regarding the story, characters or structure could potentially reveal too much...

"Open Grave" is a smart movie. Its well thought out narrative structure invites you to constantly try to solve the puzzle. This suspense is maintained all the way until the last ~20mins of the movie. The story and heavy atmosphere are supported by the superb acting and skilled cinematography. It is almost impossible to not get immersed in the movie's microcosm. There are also a few good scares and action sequences to ease the pacing and give your brain time to relax.

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Are you still reading? GO WATCH THE MOVIE! ;-)


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