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De dødes tjern (1958)

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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Cast

Credited cast:
André Bjerke ... Gabriel Mørk - Writer
Bjørg Engh ... Sonja - Bernhard's Wife
Henki Kolstad ... Bernhard Borge - Crime Writer
Per Lillo-Stenberg ... Bjørn Werner - Liljan's Brother
Erling Lindahl ... Kai Bugge - Psychologist
Henny Moan ... Liljan Werner
Georg Richter ... Harald Gran
Leif Sommerstad ... Tore Gråvik - the Ghost
Inger Teien ... Eva - Bjørn's Girlfriend
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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17 December 1958 (Norway)  »

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Lake of the Dead  »

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André Bjerke, the author of the novel, has a role in this movie. He is "Gabriel Mørk". See more »

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Don't be scared away from seeing this film!
4 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Don't let the previous poster scare (no pun intended) you away from seeing this film. It has a very good cast made up of seasoned Norwegian actors (including the writer himself, Andre Bjerke), and the plot is very good acted out. Now, it would be really unfair to compare Norwegian films made in the 1950's with their Hollywood counterparts then and now - they were made on very tight budgets and usually played for a limited audience. However, this film (made in creepy black and white) has some outstanding scenes that made me (at least) really very uneasy. It's really a very good attempt to make an exiting movie out of a brilliant psychological thriller novel. I think it still - even by today's standard - has a very high entertainment value, just as it had about 50 years ago. No CGI effects here - just good, solid acting!


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