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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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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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Op al den ting som gud har gjort (Of All theThings which God Hath Wrought)
Music from the Tjekkisk sangbog 1576
Lyrics by Hans Adolph Brorson 1734
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an atmospheric Scandinavian horror film
6 February 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When Animals Dream has a lot of similarities with the Swedish masterpiece Let The Right One In. While one movie deals with Vampires and the other with Werewolves, both share a brilliant atmosphere along with sympathetic situations. When Animals Dream isn't so much about Werewolves as such, but about a family struggling to cope with hereditary illness. The power of a young female caring for her ill mother and depressed father. The whole situation is hopeless and portrays a very depressing story, but strangely at the same time, a story of beauty. The story is simplistic, but its the rich flavour that keeps the movie afloat. While Let The Right One In is a better film, When Animals Dream is yet another very memorable Scandinavian horror/drama. Highly recommended!


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