Wake Wood

Synopsis: Still grieving the death of nine-year-old Alice - their only child - at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where they learn of a pagan ritual that will allow them three more days with Alice. The couple find the idea disturbing and exciting in equal measure, but once they agree terms with Arthur, the village's leader, a far bigger question looms - what will they do when it's time for Alice to go back?
Director(s): David Keating
Production: MPI Media Group
  1 win & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
83%
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Year:
2009
90 min
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and say goodbye properly.

- Would that ease your pain, hm?

- That's not funny.

If she's been dead for less than a year,

I can bring her back.

It's only for three days.

For most people it's enough.

That is ridiculous. It is nonsense.

All right. All right.

But do one thing for me, Patrick.

Before you deride my offer...

...ask your wife.

She knows.

- I told you already.

- You didn't tell me anything.

- Please, just stop this.

- Stop this? Stop what?

- What is it you think I'm doing?

- Come on, babe.

Please, come on, be straight with me.

What did you see?

What did you see?

I saw something like...

What?

A birth... maybe.

And?

I believe him.

Patrick, I believe what Arthur said.

If we do this, will you stay?

Louise?

I just want her back.

OK.

But it's not so simple, is it?

If we have to lie, isn't it won'th it?

- What was your daughter's name?

- Alice.

Alice Hannah Daley.

Alice Hannah Daley.

- Did she prefer mornings or evenings?

- [Both] Mornings.

- Was her skin moist or dry?

- Moist.

Would she have liked

cats, cows or horses?

Horses, ponies, definitely.

- Was her hair thick or lank?

- It was fine. Wasrt it?

Quite fine.

- What time of the year was she born?

- October. 22nd.

How long has your daughter

been in the ground?

Patrick, how long has your daughter

been dead and buried?

It's been eleven months,

two weeks, two days.

[Mutters]

This is what we can do.

Your daughter will be brought back.

Make the most of the time.

And after she'll go back to the woods.

- She's just on loan.

- Will she be normal?

Yes, quite. Her heart will beat,

her breath will breathe

and she'll remember the time

she had with you, some of it.

It lasts for three days only,

during which you must keep Alice

within the townland of Wakewood.

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Brendan McCarthy

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