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Couple in a Hole

Couple in a Hole
  • 2015
  • UK/Belgium/France
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Tom Geens
  • Cast: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher
  • Language: English/French
  • UK release: 8 April 2016

Scottish couple John (Higgins) and Karen (Dickie) literally live in a hole in a French forest, after she has been driven near-mad by a tragic event. A wonderfully wonky look at marriage and trauma, with superb performances from Higgins and the ever-excellent Dickie; surprising, sincere and unforgettably peculiar.

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Interview: Kate Dickie – ‘You can’t just close characters off or box them in’

4 Apr 2016

The Game of Thrones and The Witch star chats about her latest intense role

Since Kate Dickie found fame as a closed-circuit camera operator in Andrea Arnold’s Red Road in 2006, the East Kilbride actress has played key roles in an Irvine Welsh adaptation, Filth, and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. 2016 looks like being Dickie’s…

Couple in a Hole

24 Feb 20164 stars

Glasgow Film Festival: Kate Dickie and Paul Higgins shine as the titular twosome

With a premise as advertised, Belgian writer-director Tom Geens’ second feature (following 2009’s Menteur) finds a displaced couple living in the bowels of a French forest. There’s a mystery here that’s satisfactorily resolved, but it’s not the film’s…

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