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
Good in a way... but I would have preferred another motive
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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