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When Animals Dream (2014)

Når dyrene drømmer (original title)
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16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body.

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Marie
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Thor
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Mor
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Daniel
Stig Hoffmeyer ...
Dr. Larsen
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Felix
Esben Dalgaard Andersen ...
Bjarne (as Esben Dalgaard)
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Esben (as Gustav Giese)
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ...
Ib
Tina Gylling Mortensen ...
Jonna
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16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body.

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The truth is known to all but one

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for some violence, sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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28 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Når dyret vågner  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was filmed in a small Danish town called Agger. See more »

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When Animals Dance
Composed and produced by Mikkel Hess
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Artfully composed
10 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. What a pleasant surprise. Carefully-paced, artfully composed with some beautiful cinematography and direction, and some strong acting. The fact that it's the director's feature film debut is highly impressive, and it actually reminds me of Let The Right One In in some aspects. It's definitely a horror film, but definitely a coming-of-age drama in other ways. Definitely recommend this little gem, and further proof that 2014 was actually a good year for horror (among others like Under The Skin, Coherence, The Babadook, Honeymoon). I hope people try to seek this one out because it's definitely worth the time to, especially among sure dire horrors these days.


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