Thriller ‘The Hole In The Fence’ Exposes The Horrors Of The Élite

May 30, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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The award-winning dark Spanish thriller The Hole in the Fence (aka El hoyo en la cerca), based on a true story, is out now in select US theaters from director Joaquín del Paso.


In the film, set at a secluded, exclusive summer camp in the Mexican countryside, under the watchful eyes of their adult guardians, boys from a prestigious private school receive physical, moral, and religious training to turn them into tomorrow’s elite. The discovery of a hole in the fence sets in motion a chain of disturbing events as the boys devolve into a Lord of the Flies-like mob mentality that creates and spreads hysteria in this profoundly disturbing coming-of-age film that unravels like a horror movie while drawing on actual events.



The mostly young cast includes Valeria Lamm, Lucciano Kurti, Yubah Ortega, Eric David Walker, and Santiago Barajas Hamue.


The film explores dark themes of politics, religion, classism, prejudice, homophobia, and other things that often plague the hearts of the elite.


Watch The Hole in the Fence, now playing in select theaters. As soon as a home release is announced, we’ll let you know.



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