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The Monitor (2011)

Babycall (original title)
After a baby monitor picks up another channel, Anna begins reliving the nightmare she'd recently escaped.

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Anna
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Helge
Vetle Qvenild Werring ...
Anders
Stig R. Amdam ...
Ole (as Stig Amdam)
Maria Bock ...
Grete
Torkil Høeg ...
Nabogutten (as Torkil Johannes Swensen Høeg)
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Tom Hugo Nielsen ...
Skoleinspektør
Mona Engh ...
Sekretær
Eva Zeidler ...
Helges mor
Kaia Varjord ...
Politikvinne
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Kvinnelig doktor (as Camilla Augusta S. Hallan)
Haakon Gjerløw ...
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Frank Jørstad ...
Butikkansatt 2
Bjørn Moan ...
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After escaping an abusive husband Anna and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange noises echo in the baby monitor from elsewhere in the building. As she witnesses the sounds of what she believes is another child being murdered she fears it is her own. Reliving the nightmare she recently escaped Anna will need to figure out what's real and what isn't before she loses her sanity and her child. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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7 October 2011 (Norway)  »

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Call the Midwife
14 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Babycall is a sparse psychological mystery / thriller by writer / director Pal Sletaune, centred on a convincing and naturalistic performance by Noomi Rapace, with excellent support from Kristopher Joner as her character's awkward admirer and Vetle Qvenild Werring as her son Anders. As a claustrophobic mood piece, it is effective, and Rapace gives an accomplished performance, as should be expected by those who know her work. Events are bleak and the central character is troubled, and it is not a comfortable watch, but ultimately likely to be somewhat satisfying for fans of the genre, if perhaps only for the central performances, since horror is not a word that sits well in its description.


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