"The Vigil" is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Keith Thomas.
The starring cast includes David Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman, Fred Melamed, Lynn Cohen, Ronald Cohen, Nati Rabinowitz, Moshe Lobel, Lea Kalisch, Efraim Miller and others.
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IFC Films on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 released the trailer for "The Vigil" you can watch here:
The Vigil - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Midnight.
Here is a short review of "The Vigil" movie plot summary.
In the Hasidic community of Boro Park, Brooklyn, a despondent young man, short on both faith and funds, reluctantly agrees to assume the responsibility of an overnight shimmer and fulfill the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased member of the Orthodox community. With only the company of the recently departed and an ailing widow who expresses cryptic reservations as to the man's ability to carry out the task, he soon finds himself exposed to a terrifying haunting within the claustrophobic confines of a home that has become host to a malevolent entity. In what is essentially a one-man show, Dave Davis is profoundly affecting in his portrayal of the hesitant sentinel, exuding an empathetic combination of frayed nerves and timid weariness. Throughout this uncanny night, his vigil gradually transforms into a harrowing spiritual investigation of both his cursed surroundings and his pitiable past - a journey in which the very recesses of his community's collective trauma is confronted. By the surreal and unnerving climax, under the assured auspices of writer-director Keith Thomas - making his feature film debut - the plentiful, hair-raising scares give way to poignant catharsis with a specter of dread that is sure to stick with audiences and occupy their subsequent nightmares. Operating within the parameters of a horror sub-genre that more commonly trades in Christian mysticism, The Vigil uniquely unveils a supernatural domain less trodden. It's thrillingly rife with demons, curses, and all the under-your-skin scary stuff that Midnights are made for.
Here is the full cast and characters of "The Vigil" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"The Vigil" movie release date was scheduled to be in September 2019, on July 23, 2020 (Germany), on August 5, 2020 (International) and on February 26, 2021 (United States) distributing by IFC Midnight, Brownie, Cathay-Keris Films, MM2 Entertainment, Vertigo Releasing, Wild Bunch Distribution, Wild Bunch Germany, EuroVideo and Vértigo Films.
The duration of the film is 89 minutes. The film grossed over $1.8 million.
"The Vigil" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"The Vigil" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100.
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