Thursday, October 25, 2007
Directed by :Nick Hamm
Starring: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brockle-bank, Laurence Fox, Keira Knightley, Embeth Davidtz
You may remember the film as the early Keira Knightly film before she shot to fame with 'Bend It Like Beckham', and you may remember it for her adolescent boobs that she displays for a flee-ing second.
But 'The Hole' is a disturbing film, a psycho-drama of teen-age angst. The film is narrated in the format of horror films and it works not only for the chilling tale the protagonist tells, but how she manipulates everything in a macabre fashion.
Few teen-ager students go missing from school. After a few days, one girls returns, barely alive. She narrates what happened to her and how the things come about. As the story progresses in flashback, and in the present, the victim girl's story actually turns into something else, a revenge plot.
Apparently, the students finds a underground tunnel built dur-ing the WWII. They go inside to have a good time away from their school campus. But the single door of the 'hole' gets locked and they are struck.
But was it an accident, or was it a ploy?
If nothing else, it is a moving portrayal of unrequited love of a teen-age girl and how she stoops just to gain her love and destroy it.