Couple In A Hole (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Couple In A Hole (2015)

Couple In A Hole (2015)

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After their isolated house is destroyed by a wildfire, John (Paul Higgins) and Karen (Kate Dickie) take refuge in the nearby forest and eke out a feral existence, staying away from the villagers in the valley below. As the couple's backstory unfolds, the reasons for their self-imposed isolation and their deep grief become apparent. When an overly concerned local farmer Andre (Jérôme Kircher) tries to help them, the couple's relationship becomes ever more fragile and unstable leading to a violent and emotional climax.

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Critic Reviews for Couple In A Hole

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (1)

Story is thin on the ground, but there's mystery and unease in spades.

April 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Geens' first English-language feature builds slowly, piling up underlying darkness, hinting that further tragedy can't be far off.

January 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's surely a good thing that a film like this stretches the often predictable boundaries of cinema, and it marks Geens out as a director to watch. But I can't say that Couple in a Hole drew me into its world completely.

April 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Evokes a gripping and stridently unconventional depiction of grief.

April 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

From the very moment you see a helpless rabbit being slapped against the side of a tree to ensure it's dead, you know exactly what's in store when settling down to indulge in Tom Geens' sophomore endeavour.

April 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An intriguing, absurdist drama in which the lead actors go above and beyond the call of duty.

April 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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It's a rare film that looks closely at how our emotions are visceral powers frequently subsumed in a cultural veneer of sophistication. Do we control them or vice versa? Here is a quiet work that posits our violence arises whole out of violent emotion. It's good.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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