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THE BABADOOK

THE BABADOOK
by Jennifer Kent
Country: Australia
Year: 2014
Duration: 92'


Six years after her husband’s violent death, Amelia still is unable to overcome the trauma. Things are complicated by her difficult relationship with her son Samuel, an agitated child who is tormented by nightmares of monsters. Samuel becomes uncontrollable when a disturbing book entitled The Babadook appears in the house. To him, the monster chasing him in his dreams is the protagonist of the eponymous book. To Amelia, the only solution is to treat the boy with sedatives. But something is putting her to the test, something frightening and inexplicable.

Biography

film director

Jennifer Kent

Jennifer Kent graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, where she studied acting, and then began working in film, onstage and in TV. In particular, she has appeared on TV series such as Police Rescue (1996), Murder Call (1997-2000) and All Saints (2001-2003) and in movies such as The Well by Samantha Lang (1997) and Babe: Pig in the City by George Miller (1998). She debuted as a director and screenwriter in 2005 with the horror short Monster, presented with success at festivals all over the world, and then followed the movie with a number of episodes of the Australian TV series Two Twisted (2005).

FILMOGRAFIA

Monster (cm, 2005), Two Twisted (Two Twisted - Svolte improvvise, serie tv/tv series, 2005), The Babadook (2013).

Declaration

film director

“I’m very fascinated by what happens to people when they don’t face things and push down on difficulties in themselves. Where does that go? So if someone’s had a tragic experience and they don’t deal with it, how does it sit in their life? I guess The Babadook is an exploration of that idea, told in a very heightened way. In the case of The Babadook, Amelia presses down on these terrible feelings so much that they develop an energy that becomes something and splits off from her.”

Cast

& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Jennifer Kent
fotografia/cinematography
Radek Ladczuk
montaggio/film editing
Simon Njoo
scenografia/production design
Alex Holmes
musica/music
Jed Kurzel
suono/sound
Frank Lipson
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Essie Davis (Amelia), Noah Wiseman (Samuel), Daniel Henshall (Robbie), Hayley McElhinney (Claire), Barbara West (Mrs Roach), Ben Winspear (Oskar)
produttori/producers
Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere
produzione/production
Screen Australia, Causeway Films
distribuzione/distribution 
Koch Media
contatti/contacts
Koch Media
Claudio Rapino 
c.rapino@kochmedia.com
www.kochmedia.com
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