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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.

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

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Most disappointed
5 November 2011 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

After reading marvels about this one, considered a norwegian classic by some, I expected great things, but I think my expectations were over the top.

First off, my lack of knowledge on norwegian cinema is... complete. This was nominated the 4th best norwegian film of all time. I can't make any judgments on that. I'm very far from knowing enough movies from Norway to say anything at all, although I do believe it "may" be one of the best from that country. But it's certainly far from being one of the best movies ever.

For a horror movie and from what I read, I expected a scary or at least a tense movie with some atmosphere. I'm sorry, but the truth is that this movie hardly has any suspense at all, let alone scariness and real terror/horror. It lacks real atmosphere, being mostly about a group of adult people spending time with each other in an isolated but beautiful place where they experiment a few but brief tense moments. There is some gorgeous norwegian cinematography - the forests and the big lake which look stunning even in black and white.


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