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The Visitors (1988)

Besökarna (original title)
Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Ersgard (as Joakim Ersgård)

Writers:

Jack Ersgard (as Joakim Ersgård), Patrik Ersgård
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kjell Bergqvist ... Frank
Lena Endre ... Sara
Johannes Brost ... Allan
Joanna Berglund Joanna Berglund ... Lotta
Jonas Olsson Jonas Olsson ... Peter
Patrik Ersgård Patrik Ersgård ... Brevbäraren
Bernt Lundquist Bernt Lundquist ... Civilpolis
Lena Lindblom Lena Lindblom ... Expedit
P.G. Hylén ... Polis i vägspärr
Mats Lundberg Mats Lundberg ... Polis i vägspärr
Leif Grönvall Leif Grönvall ... Demonen
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Storyline

Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from the walls. He contacts a ghost-hunter, Allan. While conducting an experiment, Allan is killed, and Frank has to find out the truth himself. What's so special with the mysterious room in the attic? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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They've come to stay... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Quotes

[Allan sets up a sinister-looking laser machine in the living room]
Frank: Uh, are you sure you know what you're doing?
Allan: Of course! Hell, I built this thing myself!
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Alternate Versions

Besökarna was also dubbed into an English version entitled 'The Visitors', for this version some scenes were shortened or cut altogether. See more »

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Great movie with great acting and good story line for a Swedish movie.
1 August 2004 | by niklasharlinSee all my reviews

I basically think this is a great movie. It's rare for Swedish movies to be good, or even great, but this one is truly great. They've managed to keep the storyline on the track, good acting, OK special effects (not that many though) and good music. I suppose this was a medium budget compared to Swedish standards, but I think this is what you mean when you imply that great art can come out of something simple. It also involves one of the funnies movie moments I've ever seen, you'll recognize it if you see it. I highly recommend it and personally regard it as Swedish top five movies together with Fanny and Alexander, Änglagård and a few other movies. (That list is short though).


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

29 April 1988 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

SEK9,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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