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Lake of the Dead (1958)

De dødes tjern (original title)
A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin.

Director:

Kåre Bergstrøm

Writers:

Kåre Bergstrøm, André Bjerke (novel) (as Bernhard Borge)
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Cast

Credited cast:
André Bjerke André Bjerke ... Gabriel Mørk - Writer
Bjørg Engh Bjørg Engh ... Sonja - Bernhard's Wife
Henki Kolstad Henki Kolstad ... Bernhard Borge - Crime Writer
Per Lillo-Stenberg Per Lillo-Stenberg ... Bjørn Werner - Liljan's Brother
Erling Lindahl Erling Lindahl ... Kai Bugge - Psychologist
Henny Moan Henny Moan ... Liljan Werner
Georg Richter Georg Richter ... Harald Gran
Leif Sommerstad Leif Sommerstad ... Tore Gråvik - the Ghost
Inger Teien Inger Teien ... Eva - Bjørn's Girlfriend
Øyvind Øyen Øyvind Øyen ... Bråten - Policeman
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A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin.

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

17 December 1958 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Lake of the Dead See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Norsk Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Contains the most famous scene in Norwegian movie industry, when Lillian walks towards the lake and tries to drown herself in the water. See more »

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De dødes tjern (1958)
13 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

This wonderfully shot (and short), powerful film is a lost horror gem. The film focuses on a group of friends that travel to the woods. It all goes a bit terrifying as a brother is missing, people start sleepwalking, and the truth mixes with superstition. The film is quite dialog heavy in explaining itself, as we have a hypnotist that refuses to believe in ghosts. The scenes build up with a kind of quiet charm, and never fully reveal themselves, allowing our thoughts to intertwine with how the characters see it. The audience is really included in this film, with a lot of moments seeming as though the characters are trying to persuade us onto their side.


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