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When Darkness Falls (2006)

När mörkret faller (original title)
A gripping and intense thriller about honour, loyalty, and the courage to fight for what you believe.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oldoz Javidi ...
Leyla
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Nina
Mina Azarian ...
Mamman
César Sarachu ...
Pappan (as Cesar Sarachu)
Zeljko Santrac ...
Den yngre farbrodern
Tony Haddad ...
Den äldre farbrodern (as Toni Haddad)
Elián Jajjo ...
Tamir
Amin Alabadi ...
Leo
Alice Dadgostar ...
Diza
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Stella Forsberg
Mark Zak ...
Tyske kriminalaren
Johanna Lazcano ...
Tahere (as Johanna Lazcano Osterman)
Nour El-Refai ...
Boyan
Eivin Dahlgren ...
Kriminaltekniker Fredrixon
Nina Syvälammi ...
Den yngre farbroderns fru
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Two young sisters act against their family's "code of honour" and their lives become a deadly nightmare. Two bouncers at a popular club are attacked by criminals igniting total war. An award winning journalist presses charges of spousal abuse against her husband only to become a hated pariah amongst their common colleagues. But what none of their aggressors could have foreseen is the enormous will to fight and prevail that is awaked in the hearts of those threatened one time too many. Written by Sonet Film official synopsis

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A disturbing yet very worthwhile movie - go and see it
29 October 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

När mörkret faller (When darkness falls) is disturbing, indeed it made me cringe several times, but I must recommend it to everyone. The issues of domestic violence, "honour related violence" and indeed the distortion of justice are far more commonplace than any of us would like to admit. Therefore this film serves a purpose well beyond entertainment.

It is also a very well made film, offering some realistic and gripping characters, played to perfection by a very strong cast mixing old and new talent. But one must single out the young newcomer, Oldoz Javidi (Leyla), for special praise. She was great.

The writers and writer/director Anders Nilsson also manages to stay away from the most blatant of stereotypes, and this is one of the key reasons why this film manages to hit home the message that many people live in fear but for many different reasons. All credit also to the way the film so easily slips in and out of the three different story lines without loosing the viewers - even though it offers almost too much information. But it still lands on the right side of the fence so go see it.


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