Surrounded by endless forest, close by a river, a small community exists where everyone seems to lead idyllic lives. After a few years away, Johanna returns to the village, and becomes ... See full summary »
Surrounded by endless forest, close by a river, a small community exists where everyone seems to lead idyllic lives. After a few years away, Johanna returns to the village, and becomes aware that things have changed. William, a writer, has inherited his grandfather's house. Gradually, he starts to get the feeling that the circumstances surrounding Vladimir's death are more complicated than they initially appear. Written by
Well I must say that this is one of the most bizarre Swedish movies ever made. The budget is very low but it's still a very interesting and pretty well-made movie.
Johanna is returning to her hometown, only to find out that things have changed in a bizarre manner. People are behaving strangely, people are disappearing and so on. Everything that happens seems to be connected to the old power-plant by the river. The movie is not really a horror movie but more of a surrealist art-movie with horror-elements. It has a lot in common with the work of people like David Lynch. On the downside it's a bit long with it's 136 minutes and the low budget is sometimes a bit too apparent in picture and sound-quality. The direction, cinematography and editing is however great. It would be really interesting to see what these guys could do if they had a more normal budget.
Not to be missed if you're into low budget experimental cult-movies!
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