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The Lake (1999)

Sjön (original title)
A thriller set in a Swedish village. Lisa comes back from London to sell a house left to her by her father. He mysteriously disappeared in the forest in the winter and is presumed dead in ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Regina Lund Regina Lund ... Lisa
Mats Rudal Mats Rudal ... Martin, Lisa's significant other
Björn Gedda ... Sven, Lisa's uncle
Fredrik Hammar Fredrik Hammar ... Kurt
Maria Lundqvist ... Agnes, Lasse's wife
Margareta Pettersson ... Alice, shop clerk at Konsum
Håkan Wennberg Håkan Wennberg ... Ernst Berg, Lisa's father aka 'Farsan'
Mikael Rundquist Mikael Rundquist ... Lasse
Chatarina Larsson Chatarina Larsson ... Margareta, Lisa's mother
Gösta Bredefeldt ... Olsson, police inspector
Jonas Falk Jonas Falk ... Bengt Helmersson, vicar
Sven Strömersten-Holm Sven Strömersten-Holm ... Tourist
Dan Sjögren Dan Sjögren ... Villager
Roger Sellberg Roger Sellberg ... Working friend
Line Lyckman Line Lyckman ... Lisa as Child


A thriller set in a Swedish village. Lisa comes back from London to sell a house left to her by her father. He mysteriously disappeared in the forest in the winter and is presumed dead in an accident. Lisa suspects there is more to the story as her father was disliked in the village. The old hunting lodge by the lake hides a secret. When Lisa starts her search for the truth painful facts about her father, herself and the village will be revealed. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Release Date:

29 January 1999 (Sweden) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Very creepy - of excellent making
25 June 2008 | by sara_joan_1See all my reviews

Although being a thriller, this movie really lets you get to know the characters, and they are believable and they feel real. They aren't just each assigned one characteristic, but they are real people, each with their own faults. You are drawn into the lives of the characters, and the discovery of who they are, and their actions feel real - this could really be.

This film will hold you in your seat until it's done, and you will sit on edge until it's over. It is so creepy scary, yet you cannot stop watching it, because you just have to find out what really happened. Who was her father, really?

It felt real, and it had quality acting, and it scared the wits out of me. I like movies, but I generally don't get affected by them. But this one... I swore I will NEVER live by a little lake like this one, after I saw this movie.

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