‘Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.’ IFC TV LLC
Screening from DCP. Rights and print source Umbrella Entertainment.
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DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 93 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: JENNIFER KENT / PRODUCERS: KRISTINA CEYTON, KRISTIAN MOLIERE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: RADOSLAW LADCZUK / EDITOR: SIMON NJOO / CAST: ESSIE DAVIS, DANIEL HENSHALL, NOAH WISEMAN / MUSIC: JED KURZEL / PRODUCTION CO: CAUSEWAY FILMS, SMOKING GUN PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT
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