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Next Door (2005)

Naboer (original title)
John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies

Director:

Pål Sletaune

Writer:

Pål Sletaune (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kristoffer Joner ... John
Cecilie A. Mosli Cecilie A. Mosli ... Anne (as Cecilie Mosli)
Julia Schacht ... Kim
Anna Bache-Wiig ... Ingrid
Michael Nyqvist ... Åke
Øystein Martinsen ... Peter
Odd Arno Midtsjø Odd Arno Midtsjø ... Gammel Mann
Magne Kipperrud Magne Kipperrud ... Kollega (as Magne Kippersrud)
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Storyline

A psychological thriller, where the main character, John, have recently been dumped by his girlfriend, Ingrid. He is seduced by his beautiful neighbors, Anne and Kim, and is taken to a mystical and frightful world where he isn't able to tell reality from fantasy. Written by Shnoodles

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Taglines:

Noen dører bør aldri åpnes (Some doors should never be opened)


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway | Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Next Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Jar, Norway See more »

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Budget:

NOK 15,155,100 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Pål Sletaune says that Alfred Hitchcock is his biggest inspiration, and he even had the soundtrack music from Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) playing on the set when making this film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ingrid: Hi.
John: Hi.
Ingrid: Aren't you going to let me in?
John: Of course. Come in.
Ingrid: Is someone here?
John: No, I'm all alone.
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Soundtracks

Black Mambo
Performed by Madrugada
Courtesy of EMI Music Norway AS
Warner/Chappell Music Scand. AB
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Psychosexual assault on the viewer.
28 June 2009 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Naboer" is a truly dark and unsettling psychosexual thriller in the vein of "The Tenant".John's girlfriend has left him and apparently already moved on to a new relationship.Julia Schacht and Cecilie A. Mosli star as neighbors Kim and Anne who live in a large flat next door to John.Invited in on the pretext of moving a large piece of furniture, John soon finds himself pulled into the strange,twisted world of hellish sexuality and violence that exists next door.The atmosphere of "Naboer" is remarkable and truly claustrophobic.Confusion and uncertainty permeate nearly every scene.The sex scene coupled with disgusting beating is strangely arousing.The film has also deeply voyeuristic feel and the scenes of sexual violence are pretty hard-hitting.The main performances are brilliant and the climax is quite surprising."Naboer" is surely not for the easily offended.9 out of 10.


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