The Awakening

The Awakening Synopsis

A ghost-debunker comes to a boy's school to disprove the existence of ghosts, only to find her own beliefs challenged.

Haunted by the death of the fiancé, Florence spends her time debunking supernatural claims, using methodical and rational explanations to disprove the notion that the dead can still haunt us. She feels compelled to accept a request to go to Rookwood, a boarding school in the countryside where a boy has recently been found dead and rumours about a ghostly boy haunting the school are causing panic amongst pupils and parents alike.

Florence sets to work immediately, laying traps, gathering scientific evidence, uncovering secrets and seemingly unravelling the mystery. However, as Florence is about to leave, she has a chilling spectral encounter which defies all of her rational beliefs and sets her on a journey toward a heartbreaking climax...



Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Joseph Mawle


Nick Murphy


David M Thompson, Sarah Curtis, Julia Stannard


Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy

Executive Producers:

Jenny Borgars, Will Clarke, Olivier Courson, Joe Oppenheimer, Norman Merry, Carole Sheridan

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Credits summary:

Studio Canal Features present, BBC Films present in association with Creative Scotland and Lip Sync Productions an Origin Pictures production in association with Studio Canal and Eagle Pictures.



Running time:

102 mins

Release Dates


11 November 2011

In cinemas

11 November 2011

Out on DVD

6 March 2012

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