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Tomas Villum Jensen
Nikolaj Lie Kaas,
Thomas Bo Larsen
Written by Lars Muhl (as Muhl)
Produced by Kristian Borregaard (as Borregaard) & Lars Muhl (as Muhl)
Lars Muhl appears courtesy of BMG Denmark A/S
Published by Warner Chappell, Denmark
P&C by BMG Denmark A/S 1999
Performed by Lars Muhl (uncredited) See more »
With a plot that seems to have been heavily inspired by productions such as Warlock (1989), Outbreak (1995) and "Riget" (1994), this movie uses the Danish medical community as exemplified by the National Hospital to build an instant atmosphere of impending doom.
Unlike "Riget", which featured a plot that ended up in a Twin Peaks-like parody of surrealism, the focus in this movie is not on the medical community itself, but on the investigation by a young doctor of the mystical spread of a strange new virus.
In parallel with this activity we have the police pursuing a man suspected of arson (impressingly performed by Udo Kier).
The two threads end up colliding in a way that will not be revealed here.
The movie contains some interesting scenes from Romania, where the young doctor tries to collect a marrow sample to analyse the virus. These scenes are quite important in building the atmosphere so important for a thriller, and they are executed nicely.
Basically, all horror movies reiterate the same old message of "how terrible it is, when you're powerless." The interesting new part is usually the way in which ingredients are mixed, conveying a story full of scares, to which the contemporary viewer can relate.
"Besat" is no exception from this rule: As a true child of it's time, the dominant themes used in this movie are the threat of a global epidemic, cultic prophecies of apocalypse, the horrible living conditions of the poor in Eastern Europe, and how a man's single-minded pursuit of his career can turn him into a monster.
All in all some good, well-executed entertainment, but don't expect to find anything new here.
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