In “Caveat – The Warning” the chronically clammy Isaac (Jonathan French) once again does not know how to make a living. Then his landlord Moe (Ben Caplan) suddenly offers him a surprisingly well-paid job: Isaac is to look after Moe’s niece Olga (Leila Sykes), who apparently suffers from mental problems, for a few days.
Olga lives alone in the house where her father (Conor Dwane) recently committed suicide and from which her mother (Inma Pavon) disappeared without a trace eight months earlier. Unable to swim, Isaac arrives more concerned that the estate is on a small island than anything else unusual about his new job. So he has to agree to being chained with some kind of draft animal harness that denies him access to certain parts of the house. The reason: Olga is very afraid of being abused.
After depositing the key to Isaac’s dishes in Olga’s room, Moe leaves the island and the young man begins to explore the house – at least as far as his chain, anchored to a welded ring in the basement, allows. He discovers that Olga, suddenly standing in front of him with a cocked crossbow, is not nearly as mentally absent as it first seemed…
After a long string of successful performances at international genre festivals “Caveat – The Warning” will be released in Germany on July 8, 2022 with FSK-16 approval on Blu-ray and DVD. Both discs are available for pre-order from online retailers such as Amazon. If you don’t want to wait so long after enjoying the trailer, you can watch the film Buy or rent digitally now and then stream immediately:
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The staging of “Caveat – The Warning” comes from Damian McCarthy, who is also responsible for the script and editing. This is the Irish director’s debut feature film, who has had success with a number of short films at various festivals. We will show you perhaps the best of them at the end of this article.
Caveat stars the handsomely bearded Jonathan French (“Dublin Crust”), Leila Sykes from the TV series “Missing Something” and clearly the biggest name in the cast, Ben Caplan, to see. Caplan is known from the brilliant World War series “Band Of Brothers”, his long-term involvement in “Call The Midwife” and from supporting parts in cinema hits such as “Rock N Rolla”, “The Commuter” and “Verlobung mit Umwegen”.
Finally, here’s 2010’s multi-award-winning He Dies At The End. One of Caveat’s director Damian McCarthy’s first short films, it’s atmospheric, tongue-in-cheek, and yet pretty spooky:
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