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Dark Woods (2003)

Villmark (original title)
5 Norwegians head for a cabin in the wilderness for a few days of team building. But strange things start happening - especially down by the water where they find an abandoned tent. Is there someone else?

Director:

Pål Øie

Writers:

Christopher Grøndahl (screenplay), Pål Øie (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bjørn Floberg ... Gunnar
Kristoffer Joner ... Lasse
Eva Röse ... Elin
Sampda Sharma Sampda Sharma ... Sara
Marko Iversen Kanic Marko Iversen Kanic ... Per (as Marko Kanic)
Simon Norrthon Simon Norrthon ... Tyskeren
Ivar Nørve Ivar Nørve ... Politimann
Torstein Løning Torstein Løning ... Grindåpneren
Cecilie De Lange Cecilie De Lange ... Tyskerens kone
Bjørn Jenseg Bjørn Jenseg ... Gunnars bestefar (voice) (as Bjørn E. Jenseg)
Sigbjørn Solheim Sigbjørn Solheim ... Gunnar som barn (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andreas Bjorøy Andreas Bjorøy ... Ghost
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Storyline

The crew of the TV show "Real TV" with controlling boss Gunnar on the front line will soon begin production of a reality show for which participants are selected to survive in the wilderness. Gunnar has gathered a production team of four people: The friends Lasse and Per , the Swedish girl Elin and the new girl Sara. To test his new employees, Gunnar takes them to a log cabin where he used to spend summers as a kid. The cabin is located far away from civilisation, hidden in the dark, mysterious woods. The team has to make it through a weekend, finding food that nature has to offer, and neither cellular phones nor cigarettes are allowed. When Lasse and Per find a dead body in a lake near the cottage, the group is being tested. Gunnar is suggesting that they should continue the weekend without mentioning anything to Sara and Elin about what they found. But soon the team experiences some escalating incidents which lead to paranoia, accusations and mistrust. Written by Anonymous

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De skulle holdt seg unna det vannet See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Followed by Villmark 2 (2015) See more »

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Not blair witch copy
13 January 2004 | by r-kanneSee all my reviews

Some people outside of Norway(its made there) think this is made as a copy to "Blair witch project". It is in fact a movie that does homage to the first horror film made in Norway "De dødes tjern"1957 ("lake of the dead"). Norway has lots of forests so Horror in the forest is common.

The movie starts of good with a group of young people getting a job in the woods. An older man, their employer goes with them. The first day they find a body in the lake.......

without telling to much I can say it builds up quite nicely but does not follow through. The ending is so so. Ok effort though. It is not low budget, its normal budget. In Norway we don`t waste our money on flashy CGI and effects, but use time on developing the story and characters instead.

Score 6\10


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

21 February 2003 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Vildmark See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaupanger, Norway

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK6,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,156,728
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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