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Murk (2005)

Mørke (original title)
The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.

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Jannik Johansen
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Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Jacob
Nicolas Bro ... Anker
Laura Drasbæk ... Nina
Lisbet Lundquist ... Caroline (as Lisbeth Lindquist)
Lotte Bergstrøm Lotte Bergstrøm ... Julie
Anne Sofie Espersen ... Sonja (as Anne Sofie Byder)
Lærke Winther ... Hanne (as Lærke Winther Andersen)
Morten Lützhøft ... Carl
Lars Lunøe Lars Lunøe ... KA Hjort
Søren Thomsen Søren Thomsen ... Onkel Svend
Hother Bøndorff Hother Bøndorff ... Joan / Rikkes far (as Hother Bøndorf)
Ane Vinther Ane Vinther ... Joan / Rikkes mor
Katrine Hartmann Katrine Hartmann ... Rikke Bjerre (as Katrine Hartmann Nielsen)
Jørgen Lysemose Jørgen Lysemose ... Bryllupspianist
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In Copenhagen, the writer and journalist Jacob and his girlfriend Nina are surprised when his beloved sister Julie, who became handicapped after an attempt of suicide, informs that she is going to marry her Internet acquaintance Anker. However, on her wedding night, Julie commits suicide in the bathtub of the hotel, dying in the hands of Anker. After the funeral services, Anker leaves Copenhagen and while packing Julie belongings, Jacob finds a book that belongs to Anker with an obituary identical to the one Anker had written in Julie's grave. The intrigued Jacob calls Anker, but his cellular is out of service. Jacob decides to investigate the destination of Anker and finds him in the small town of Mørke in the Midden-Jutland. When he meets his former son-in-law, he finds that he is going to marry the handicapped Hanne on the next Saturday. Jacob tells Hanne's sister Sonja his fears about Anker, but neither she nor the local deputy Carl believe on his words. Jacob decides to stay for ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The truth must out!

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

While 'Mørke' is in fact a town in Jutland, Denmark, it is also the Danish word for 'Darkness'. See more »

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Referenced in Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Nikolaj Lie Kaas (2012) See more »

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Good in a way... but I would have preferred another motive
19 April 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

I would say I like dramatic thrillers a lot - particularly when events are happening in a real life, not in someone's head. If a confrontation arises between main personalities, it provides additional value to the film. In Mørke, the respective atmosphere and preconditions are capably created, but the main opposition is not equal: Jacob (vigorously performed by Nicolaj Lie Kaas, at least 1 additional point from me due to him) is much stronger and versatile character than "soft" Anker (Nicolas Bro) and the reasons for the latter's actions could have been different than appeared in the end (with a decent twist, however). Or perhaps I am more interested in materially motivated actions than spiritually.

The film is undoubtedly for you if uneasiness, gloom and doubts throughout the film are important and long moving scenes do not become boring.


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Country:

Denmark | UK

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Homály See more »

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Budget:

DKK22,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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