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Bloody Angels (1998)

1732 Høtten (original title)
An Oslo detective visits a hick town to investigate some murders rumored by the locals to have been the work of 'angels'. More likely, given the unsavory types he meets, vengeance and vigilantism are the very human motivations behind.

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Karin Julsrud
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reidar Sørensen ... Nicholas Ramm
Jon Øigarden ... Baste Hartmann
Gaute Boris Skjegstad ... Niklas Hartmann (as Gaute Skjegstad)
Trond Høvik Trond Høvik ... Holger
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Dwayne
Laila Goody Laila Goody ... Victoria
Simon Norrthon Simon Norrthon ... Cato
Kjersti Holmen Kjersti Holmen ... Andrea Hartmann
Ingar Helge Gimle ... Raymond Hartmann
Bjørn Floberg ... Presten
Bjørn Sundquist ... Bartender
Kåre Conradi ... Finken Hartmann
Elisabeth Sand Elisabeth Sand ... Tiril Munch
Trond Brænne Trond Brænne ... Eskild Munch
Beate Bruland Beate Bruland ... Katarina Munch
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På det lille stedet Høtten ble det for seks måneder siden begått et seksualdrap på 13 år gamle Katarina. Nå er det skjedd et nytt dødsfall - en av de to brødrene som mistenkes for det uoppklarte drapet blir funnet druknet. Dermed intensiveres etterforskningen. Forsterkninger kommer til stedet i form av den garvede Kripos-etterforskeren Nicholas Ramm (Reidar Sørensen). Etter hvert som Ramm går det lille samfunnet nærmere i sømmene, sniker det seg en uro inn under hans blå vinterfrakk. Fra å møte Høtten, med sin lekne urbane tilnærming, blir han drevet inn i et spill han etter hvert mister kontrollen over. Tvunget inn i et skjebnefelleskap mesannheten som et sjokk i det vinterbleke Høtten. Og den er langt verre enn Ramm hadde forestilt seg. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Dark, Disturbing, Very Well-Made Film
8 May 2003 | by Craig-9See all my reviews

I watched this very powerful Norwegian thriller on Encore's Mystery channel last night. I'd never heard of this before, but looking it up on the IMDB, I see it was made in 1998.

It follows the story of a police investigator who comes from Oslo to a small town in the Norwegian countryside to investigate a pair of related murders: a young girl with Down's syndrome and one of a pair of local men believed to have been involved in raping and murdering her. Wherever the poor detective goes, he meets with angry, sullen, and secretive townspeople--in fact, a bartender suggests that maybe the whole town was in on the murder and what will the investigator do if he discovers this is the truth?

During the course of investigating, the policeman befriends the young brother of the murdered man and tries to keep him from being abused by the locals, who kidnap and mutilate his father in a gruesome way, and who are on the lookout for another brother, believed to be the second perpetrator in the rape/murder. At one point, the policeman gets beaten up by a group of locals, including one man he recognizes, who tells him, "I was never here, and I've got at least 20 witnesses who will testify to that fact." It all moves to a rather startling conclusion, as we find out who the killers really were and the third brother finally stands up to his bulliers.

This was a very dark and disturbing and well-made film. If you're in the right mood and don't mind subtitles, you might like it. But it isn't all gloom and doom: a comic highlight: the visiting detective asks one of the glum-faced local police, a woman, if she ever smiles.

She says, "When something's funny."

"What's funny?" he asks.

"Cosby," she answers, and gives him this little half-smile/grimace, which, in the scheme of things, is laugh-out-loud funny.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

26 December 1998 (Norway) See more »

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Gross USA:

$6,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,509
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