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Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, War | 7 October 2016 (USA)
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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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Shideh
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Dorsa
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Iraj
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Dr. Reza
Aram Ghasemy ...
Mrs. Ebrahimi
Soussan Farrokhnia ...
Mrs. Fakur
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Mr. Ebrahimi
Hamid Djavadan ...
Mr. Fakur
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Pargol
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Nabil Koni ...
Mr. Bijari
Karam Rashayda ...
Mehdi
Zainab Zamamiri ...
Sogand
Khaled Zamamiri ...
Ali
Adel Darageh ...
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As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

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Fear will find you.

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Unique in every aspect.
24 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Under the Shadow" was such a wonderful surprise for me. I had already read some reviews and everybody was speechless about it. I didn't really expect something THAT good when I started watching it.

The film takes place in Iran somewhere in the 80's when the Iran-Iraq war was on. Shideh and Dorsa, a mother and a daughter, find themselves "abandoned and unprotected" after the father has to leave in order to give his services as a doctor in the war zone. This is when they start realizing that something evil haunts them in their apartment, and there is not much they can do to escape since it's dangerous to leave their home.

Many compare it to 2014's "Babadook". I can see why but at the same time I don't see so many relations to each other. The only thing that I know is that there were moments that I seriously considered turning the lights on for a while... Sometimes the graphics were not that great, definitely not disappointing but seriously, I didn't mind at all. Narges Rashidi's acting is a huge plus for the movie as long as the direction.

Scary, touching, simple though powerful, "Under the Shadow" is a pleasant surprise not only for the horror genre but for cinema in general.


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