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The dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown casts a shadow over Tommy Cowley’s life. Trapped there by his agoraphobia since his wife was fatally attacked by twisted feral children, he now finds himself terrorized by the same mysterious hooded gang, who seem intent on taking his baby daughter. Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, he discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most…the abandoned tower block known as the CITADEL.


Featured Quote

Especially nerve-wracking for any parent who's ever doubted whether he or she could overcome immobilizing fear and spring into action to defend an endangered offspring. Foy exploits that cruel doubt with ruthless efficiency in this impressive debut.

Joe Leydon, Variety

Production Overview

CITADEL was inspired by writer and director Ciaran Foy’s experience with agoraphobia and unprovoked attacks in his late teens and early twenties. Prep began in Glasgow in October 2010, before a 23 day shoot.


Festivals & Awards


Sigma Films


Flatiron Film Company

Creative Scotland

Screen Ireland

Wildcard Distribution

Metrodome Distribution