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Watched the new-to-DVD film, Eden Lake, a short while ago. It was a horrific experience. It’s rather like Lord of the Flies meets Straw Dogs — a very pessimistic cautionary tale about the savagery of humans. I have some reservations about whether they pushed the premise of the film too far by bringing in the parents of the feral kids at the end, but besides that, you couldn’t ask for a more tightly-directed or more unnerving film experience.

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    Justin McCurry in Tokyo
  • Ukraine on the brink as troops take on rebels April 15, 2014
    Vladimir Putin denounces Kiev for mobilising forces against pro-Russian gunmen in east of countryUkrainian government forces launched their first significant military action in the east of the country on Tuesday, clashing with about 30 pro-Russian gunmen at a provincial airfield and heightening fears that the standoff could escalate into a major armed confli […]
    Alex Luhn in Kramatorsk, Paul Lewis in Washington and Julian Borger
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    Britain's largest retailer takes £800m writedown on China and Europe 8.02am BST Business recovery experts Begbies Traynor say the UKs smallest independent food retailers are by far the biggest unrecognised casualties of the current price war between Britains largest supermarket groups, which have slashed prices ahead of the busy Easter weekend in a bid […]
    Julia Kollewe

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