John and the Hole is a 2021 mystery movie directed by Pascual Sisto. Starring Charlie Shotwell.
While exploring the neighboring woods, 13-year-old John (Charlie Shotwell) discovers an unfinished bunker—a deep hole in the ground. Seemingly without provocation, he drugs his affluent parents (Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Ehle) and older sister (Taissa Farmiga) and drags their unconscious bodies into the bunker, where he holds them captive. As they anxiously wait for John to free them from the hole, the boy returns home, where he can finally do what he wants. (Filmaffinity)
- “It’s calculated and precise and meticulously constructed in a way that will be of considerable interest to audiences who appreciate stories that unsettle” Peter Debruge: Variety
“Shotwell’s turn is the movie’s greatest asset (…) At their best, Sisto and Giacobone bring an almost painterly sophistication to the notion of domesticity gone awry; at worst, they mistake low-key misery for depth” Eric Kohn: IndieWire
“Sisto has an arresting visual style, a firm command of tone and an impressive ability to steer his fine cast onto the same rigorous wavelength, all of which makes him a talent to watch” David Rooney: The Hollywood Reporter
October 6, 2021.
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John and the Hole (2021)
Movie title: John and the Hole
Date published: January 20, 2022
Director(s): Pascual Sisto