The life of Krister has become an unending nightmare, ever since his wife's death. There seems to be no respite for this man, tormented by the errors of his past and held prisoner by a grim... See full summary »
The life of Krister has become an unending nightmare, ever since his wife's death. There seems to be no respite for this man, tormented by the errors of his past and held prisoner by a grim daily existence. Not only must he raise his newborn child alone, he must also contend with the mood swings of his older daughter Sandra, a rebellious youth harbouring deep animosity towards her father, blaming him for all the ills that have befallen the family. Faced with such difficult circumstances, Krister is slowly losing his grip on himself, which threatens the teaching career he exhibits a waning interest in. The mental health of this damaged man is deteriorating and those around him have reason to be concerned. Especially because, for some time now, Krister has been plagued by night terrors, his fitful slumber intruded upon by a mysterious woman with dark designs on him. He initially believes these visions are a symptom of serious post-traumatic shock. Krister does, after all, have a number ... Written by
Just caught this at the Leeds International Film Festival as part of their Day Of The Dead horror flick marathon. It's a slow-burning chiller about an errant father quite literally haunted by his past, but plays out as a closely observed family drama that flits through time unexpectedly, but never confusingly, to tell the whole story. It expertly balances the human drama with supernatural elements in a similar way to Let The Right One In, which lends a believability to the whole disturbing scenario. The performances are all spot on, especially Dylan M. Johannsson as the wide- eyed Stefan, and the cinematography is captivating.
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