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The Babadook

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Original title
The Babadook
Running time
94 min.
Australia Australia
Jennifer Kent
Jed Kurzel
Radek Ladzcuk
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Entertainment One / Causeway Films / Smoking Gun Productions
Horror. Thriller | Supernatural. Monsters. Fairy Tales / Fables. Psychological Thriller
Synopsis / Plot
“Do you want to die?!” seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning. After dealing with Samuel’s frantic tantrums his entire life, Amelia suspects that her son has begun directing his violent misbehavior toward her. However, after a dark and foreboding children’s book called Mister Babadook mysteriously appears on Samuel’s bookshelf, Amelia must decide if her son is truly deranged, or if there really is a bogeyman lurking in their darkened halls at night.
2014: New York Film Critics Circle: Best First Film
2014: Sitges Film Festival: Special Jury Prize & Best Actress (Davis)
2014: Critics Choice Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
2014: Chicago Film Critics: Nominated for Most Promising Filmmaker
2014: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
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