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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 107

Budget: $4,798,235

Revenue: $209,696

Languages: fr, en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

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Alternative Titles

  • O Despertar
  • El despertar
  • The Awakening - Geister der Vergangenheit
  • Despertar de los Muertos
  • Geister der Vergangenheit
Content Score: 100


6.3/10 (185 votes)


The Awakening is a British horror thriller film directed by Nick Murphy, starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, and Imelda Staunton. 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.


Sometimes dead does not mean gone.


Director: Nick Murphy
Writers: ,

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Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall
as Florence Cathcart

Dominic West

Dominic West
as Robert Mallory

Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton
as Maud Hill

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A review by John Chard

There's no place on earth people understand loneliness better than here.

The Awakening is directed by Nick Murphy and Murphy co-writes the screenplay with Stephen Volk. It stars Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Shaun Dooley and Joseph Mawle. Music is by Daniel Pemberton and cinematography by Eduard Grau.

Britain, post World War 1, and Florence Cathcart (Hall) makes a living as an exposer of charlatan spiritualists, a debunker of ghost sightings. When she receives a request from school master Robert Mallory (West) to investigate the supernatural events a... read the rest.