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Drowning Ghost (2004)
"Strandvaskaren" (original title)

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Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has ... See full summary »

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Rebecka Hemse ...
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Jesper Salén ...
Felix
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Leo
Daniel Larsson ...
Måns
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Amanda (as Rebecka Ferguson)
Anders Ekborg ...
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Kjell Bergqvist ...
Peder Weine
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Patrick Gillenhammar ...
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Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has become a legend for generations of students as well as a yearly festivity. Sara, a student, is writting an essay based on the legend and uncovers new facts from the event that will cast dark shadows on the family name of one of the school's main benificiaries. On the night of the hundreth anniversary, the festivities go awry, students disappear and something dark and unknown is moving through the schools corridors... Written by feffeman

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Director Mikael Håfström got his inspiration from Old Norse myths. See more »

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It's very unlikely that the locker of a student who committed suicide would still be filled with her belongings the year after her death. Why did the police not confiscate her belongings in the following investigation or did the school empty her locker? See more »

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Måns: You were not supposed to rape her.
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My brief review of the film
10 July 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A very well photographed Swedish horror fiasco, it features a creative range of camera angles and some wonderful camera movement, which keeps the film interesting on a visual level. Other than the camera-work, it is not at all extraordinary stuff. It has a formulaic story, a messy plot and run-of-the-mill characters. The acting is not much either, and is a bit overdone by some of the cast members. Just because it is Swedish does not make any difference - the film is still as trite as today's horror flicks from Hollywood that are marketed at the younger generation. However, the work of the cinematographer keeps the film from drowning.


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