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Clémence Poésy
David Morrissey
Stephen Campbell Moore
Laura Birn
Deborah Findlay
Grace Calder





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A couple expecting their first child move into a new apartment. At first reluctant to connect with their downstairs neighbors, they make a connection when they learn that couple is also expecting a child. But despite bringing them together, there is something fundamentally different between the two couples and it all comes to a head during a dinner engagement. -- Chris Kavan

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12/09/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Above The Average Domestic Thriller

'The Ones Below' is a taut domestic thriller that we don't see all too often these days. A slow burn style boiler with a medium pace. Two families want the same thing, but one feels justified in taking what they deem rightfully theirs. Elements of paranoia mix with the unpredictable nature of the secretive family downstairs to sustain a level of constant suppressed tension throughout the film. It creates an uneasy vibe anytime the opposing family is on screen. Their scheme is well thought out; not succumbing to plot developments that render stupid actions on the part of the characters in order to service more cheap traditional thrills. There's no over-the-top performances that lead into a bloody chase/fight with the antagonists in the third act. The resolution is much more calculat...

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08/28/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Keep Your Friends Close...

When you're crafting a thriller that relies more on the psychological aspect of horror rather than your standard blood and jump scares, you better have a good cast backing you up. That's the good news for The Ones Below, led by the excellent David Morrissey, Clémence Poésy and Laura Birn, The Ones Below keeps you on edge wondering just who you can trust.

The story starts off strong, expecting their first child and moving into a new apartment, Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are happy enough to connect with the couple below them, also expecting, Theresa (Birn) and Jon (Morrissey). But at a welcome dinner, a tragic accident occurs - and it seems to create an irreparable rift between the couples. But after having the baby, Kate is surprised when Theresa and Jon reenter th...

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