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Island of Lost Souls (2007)

De fortabte sjæles ø (original title)
A Danish girl sees her brother's body be taken over by the soul of an 1800s man. A boy and the local, clairvoyant inventor agree to help her. They're up against dark forces and time when they head off to the Island of Lost Souls.

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Nikolaj Arcel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Langebæk Gaarmann Sara Langebæk Gaarmann ... Lulu
Lucas Munk Billing Lucas Munk Billing ... Sylvester
Lasse Borg Lasse Borg ... Oliver
Nicolaj Kopernikus ... Richard
Lars Mikkelsen ... Necromanceren
Anette Støvelbæk ... Beate
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Herman
Beate Bille Beate Bille ... Linea
Frank Thiel ... Alexander
André Babikian André Babikian ... Klavs
Anni Ribir Binisen Anni Ribir Binisen ... Ung pige
Gerard Bidstrup Gerard Bidstrup ... Ung spansks fyr (as Gerard Carey Bidstrup)
Kadhim Faraj Kadhim Faraj ... Spøgelse - Araber
Lotte Munk Lotte Munk ... Magenta (as Lotte Munk Fure)
Einar Gensø Einar Gensø ... Flyttemand 1 (as Ejnar Brund Gensø)
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Storyline

14-year-old Lulu moves to a small provincial town with her mother and younger brother. One night, her brother is struck by a beam of white light - actually the spirit of Herman Hartmann from the 19th-century. To her despair, Lulu realizes that Herman has possessed her brother, and the two of them are whirled into a fevered adventure. Joined by Oliver, a rich kid, and Richard, a disillusioned clairvoyant and inventor, they take on the dark, supernatural forces gathering over the town - evil from deep in the land of the dead, determined to take over the world and see them die. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Towards the end of the movie the main characters are in a small aircraft with the code "OY - 1138" written on the side. OY (Oscar Yankee) is the code used to identify all aircrafts from Denmark. 1138 is an homage to George Lucas' movie debut THX 1138 (1971). See more »

Connections

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Written By Kasper Eistrup, Henrik Lindstrand, Mads Tunebjerg and Asger Techau
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Almost Perfect Adventure
4 March 2007 | by mkfilosofiSee all my reviews

I went in to see this movie, not knowing what to expect, but went out totally blown away. I am a fan of the fantasy-genre, which of course helps, but still, I was impressed. First of all, the special effects are awesome. The best I have seen, except for LOTR and maybe Harry Potter. Second, the acting is very good, especially Lars Mikkelsen as the super-villain (played with a very nice edge, even more than usual for the genre) and Lukas Munk Billing as the possessed little boy. But what impressed me most was the writing. The dialog is hilarious throughout the movie, with a very brilliant dark humor, but at the same time doesn't compromise the sense of doom or fall back on kliché (too much). This movie takes itself seriously and it doesn't talk down to you, as is so often seen in kids-movies. And that makes it a very scary movie. I saw kids at 11 and 12 in the cinema, and they had no place there. Unfortunately, the final cutting could have been a little better. A little of the tension disappears at times, but still almost a masterpiece. Go see it!


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Germany

Language:

Danish | German | Spanish

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Island of Lost Souls See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK39,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,823,656
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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