Couple in a Hole Programme 2017

by Tom Geens International Feature Film / Competition

Birds tweet. The wind gently rustles leaves. A man dives on a rabbit and kills it. At last, he and his wife can finally eat another good meal. The couple’s clothes and wedding rings give away the fact that they were once civilized, but now they live in a forest cave in the middle of the Pyrenees. While John spends his days searching for food, his wife, who suffers from panic attacks, hardly dares to step out of the cave. One day, when he is forced to pick up medicine from a nearby village, John is unable to avoid meeting the helpful farmer André. André man- ages to gain John’s trust and reawaken his longing for civilisation. John refuses, however, to give away the location of his wife’s hideout. But it’s already too late. With an outstanding cast, director Tom Geen has created a razor-sharp phychogram of a traumatised married couple.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: UK, Belgium, France, 2015
  • Runtime: 105 Min
  • Languages: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Tom Geens
  • Cast: Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher, Corinne Masiero
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  • Screenplay: Tom Geens
  • Cinematography: Sam Care
  • Editor: Alain Dessauvage
  • Sound: Christophe Penchenat
  • Music: BEAK>
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  • Producer: Zorana Piggott
  • Co-Producers: Dries Phlypo, Aurélie Bordier, Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Pierre Vinour
  • Executive Producers: Lizzie Francke, Cavan Ash, Colette Delaney-Smith
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  • Production Companies: O11 Productions Ltd., The Chicken Factory
  • www.coupleinahole.com
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Charmane Wedderburn, 2 Years ago


Stefan Hoffmann, 1 Year ago

Plain, archaic and mysterious!


Catherine Shortall Cronin, 1 Year ago

This movie is fantastic - engrossing, mysterious, and beautiful all at once! It is slow to begin with but takes you on a very unconventional but very intimate journey with the protagonists. The cinematography is beautiful, allowing the natural setting to become a character in its own right. It is ambiguous in places and will definitely have me thinking about its themes and characters for a long time to come.


Phoebe T., 1 Year ago