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Strandvaskaren (2004)

Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has ... See full summary »

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Mikael Håfström
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecka Hemse ... Sara
Jesper Salén ... Felix
Jenny Ulving Jenny Ulving ... Therese
Peter Eggers ... Leo
Rebecca Ferguson ... Amanda
Daniel Larsson Daniel Larsson ... Måns
Frans Wiklund Frans Wiklund ... Yngve
Erik Hultqvist Erik Hultqvist ... Markus
Anders Ekborg ... Thomas
Kerstin Steinbach Kerstin Steinbach ... Laila
Stig Engström ... Professor Ek
Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl ... Bengt
Bojan Westin ... Anna-Lisa
Tommy Andersson ... Pappan
Oskar Thunberg Oskar Thunberg ... Läkare 1
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Storyline

Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has become a legend for generations of students as well as a yearly festivity. Sara, a student, is writting an essay based on the legend and uncovers new facts from the event that will cast dark shadows on the family name of one of the school's main benificiaries. On the night of the hundreth anniversary, the festivities go awry, students disappear and something dark and unknown is moving through the schools corridors... Written by feffeman

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Leyenda de fantasmas See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Mikael Håfström got his inspiration from Old Norse myths. See more »

Goofs

In the opening a girl jumps to her death from a tall building. When she crashes in the hard ground her body should burst, which does not happen. In real life there would be some bleeding. See more »

Quotes

Måns: You were not supposed to rape her.
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References Halloween (1978) See more »

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My brief review of the film
10 July 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A very well photographed Swedish horror fiasco, it features a creative range of camera angles and some wonderful camera movement, which keeps the film interesting on a visual level. Other than the camera-work, it is not at all extraordinary stuff. It has a formulaic story, a messy plot and run-of-the-mill characters. The acting is not much either, and is a bit overdone by some of the cast members. Just because it is Swedish does not make any difference - the film is still as trite as today's horror flicks from Hollywood that are marketed at the younger generation. However, the work of the cinematographer keeps the film from drowning.


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